Thursday, 29 November 2012

Pom Pom trim boudoir cushions

Pom pom trim cushions

I was looking for some Moroccan inspired prints in lavender, grey and mint to make some pom pom trim scatter cushions for my guest room when I came across exactly what I was looking for at The Sprit of Christmas fair...

Pretty kitchen towels from Roots Living
But they were kitchen towels!

I didn't let that stop me and bought three from Roots Living. I then asked my friend who was visiting the show later that week if she could buy on my behalf two more, as I loved them so much! They are the perfect size for making boudoir pillows (30cm x 40cm). Here's how...

Pom Pom trim boudoir cushion Tools and Materials

Pom Pom trim boudoir cushion, How-to step by step

Pom pom trim cushion tutorial by Torie Jayne
Using a soft pencil, start by drawing a rectangle in the centre of the tea towel 32cm wide by 42cm. Add 1.5 cm seam allowance around edge extending the lines to the edges of the teatowel

Pom pom trim cushion tutorial by Torie Jayne
Cut along lines as figure above.

Pom pom trim cushion tutorial by Torie Jayne
Pin pom pom trim to right side of fabric 1.2 cm in from every edge with the pom poms facing the centre of the rectangle.

Pom pom trim cushion tutorial by Torie Jayne
Hand stitch pom pom trim in place or tack using a wide stitch on your sewing machine, 1.5cm in from edge.

Pom pom trim cushion tutorial by Torie Jayne
On one of the back panels, mark the length of the buttonholes with your pencil on the inside of the fabric. Using the button hole foot on your sewing machine stitch three buttonholes.

Pom pom trim cushion tutorial by Torie Jayne
Put the Back Panels on the Front Panel, with Right Sides facing together. Pin each back piece right side down onto the pillow cover front. The pre hemmed ends will overlap each other in the middle of the pillow. The back panel with the button holes on should be under the other back panel where they overlap.
Sew around the cushion cover (seam allowance is 1.5cm). Before you turn the cushion cover out, cut off the corners above your seam. Open up seams on all sides and press with an iron. Turn the cushion out, sew your buttons in place and then insert your cushion pad. Fasten buttons and voila! a great gift to give or keep.

Hand made pom pom trim cushions

Hand made cushions

Printed cushions

Have a sweet day!


  1. Fantastic. I love and thank you very much for the step by step to make.

    a kiss

  2. So adorable...I love the prints and the pom poms...your room is going to be amazing! Lucky guests of yours. xo

  3. Brilliant & simple. I love it! Thanks for sharing. Janet

  4. What a cool DIY!

    Check my new post

  5. Stunning cushions, you have such wonderful things!

  6. Great tutorial! These will be perfect in your guest room!
    Rachel! x

  7. I can't believe they were tea towels! Gorgeous! And so sweet!

  8. Just so lovely Torie! Now I am considering making the tea towel I bought there into a cushion! Steph xx


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