Over the years I have made many envelope cushions, they are super quick and easy to make. Adding a pom-pom trim takes them to the next level. If you need a gift in a hurry then a DIY envelope cushion cover is a quick win!!
Alternatively how about the gift of an experience, teaching a grandchild, godchild, daughter how to sew an envelope cushion?? Making a cushion for a bedroom gives a child a great sense of achievement, providing the perfect excuse to spend quality time together. This year I have made pom-poms cushions with a three-year-old and with my daughter – neither maybe particularly interested in sewing but loved this quick project. My niece was delighted with the cushion she made, she chose the fabric & pom-poms with the cushion being made for her quiet space.
DIY Envelope Cushion Cover
To make a cushion cover for a 16″ pillow:-
Cut a square 17 by 17”, cut two rectangles 17 by 12”
Double fold over the long edge of the rectangles and press.
Pin, then stitch along the fold to secure.
Next tack the pompom ribbon around the edge of the square front piece. Use a long hand stitch to tack in place the pompom ribbon, with the pompoms facing inwards, at a 1/4″ from the edge.
Place one of the rectangles, right sides facing, to match the raw edges of the square, place the second rectangle on the opposite side. They will overlap in the middle creating the envelope. Pin carefully, ensuring you do not stretch the fabric.
Using a zipper foot stitch all around the square cushion.
Zigzag stitch the raw edges to prevent fraying, then trim the corner. Turn right side out and insert your 16″ cushion.
If you love changing up your cushions then check out my denim waistband cushion cover tutorial, or how about my upcycled sweater cushion cover is super cosy for winter. If these ideas aren’t enough I have yet more fun DIY pillow cover patterns to share with you.
Stay tuned for more great easy gift ideas – this post is one of a series of twelve DIY Christmas gifts. In case you missed them:-
Gift 1 – Sashiko Cute Coin Purse
Gift 3 – Bicycle Tyre Wallet
Gift 4 – Funky Felt Necklace
Gift 5 – DIY Leather plant pot holder
Gift 6 – Denim Embroidery Hoop Art Tutorial
Gift 7 – DIY Cafetiere Cosy
Gift 8 – Pom Pom Cushions
Gift 9 – DIY Lunch Bag
Gift 10 – Luggage Tags
Gift 11 – Rainbow Drawstring Bag