How to Make a Retro Pom Pom Trim Cushion
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How to Make a Retro Pom Pom Trim Cushion

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Pom poms are a fun way to jazz up a standard cushion and are much simpler to include than they may appear! This retro pom-pom trimmed cushion cover is a lot of fun to make and will brighten up any home with its contrasting patterns and bright colour scheme. 


Project by Paula Milner

You will need

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How to make


You will also need:

Coloured Pom Pom Trim available in store 

An Iron

Step 1

Select, measure and cut out your fabrics:

One 40cm x 40cm square

Two 28cm x 40cm rectangles

Fabric and scissors

Step 2

Press your fabrics. Take your two rectangles and turn over by 1cm and press into position for your seam allowance.

Pressing fabrics

Step 3

Using a simple straight running stitch, sew along your pressed edges of both rectangles.

Sewing pressed edges

Step 4

Cut 4 x strips of pompom trim, one for each edge of your cushion. You will need to make these slightly longer than 40cm fabric (perhaps 45-46cm) to ensure there are enough pompoms on each side.

Pom Pom Trim

Step 5

Sandwich together all the layers with fabrics right side together. You will have the 40cm x 40cm square, the pompom trim across each edge and then the two rectangles lined up and overlapped so they sit in line with the square.

Step 6

Pin everything together to secure and get ready for sewing!

Step 7

Using a 1cm seam allowance, sew all the way around each edge using a simple straight stitch.

Sewing cushion cover together

Step 8

Go around the edge for a second time moving into the cushion around 0.5cm really pushing up against the pompom trim edges inside so you get a neat finish.

Sewing cushion cover together

Step 9

Secure your threads and turn your cushion out the right way before inserting your cushion inner.

Cushion pad inserted into cushion cover

Step 10

Et voila! Pompom trim cushion: done!

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