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    Scatter Cushions

    This is part one of our fabric selection articles for interior design, see the other articles here.

    The basic rule of thumb for interior design is to use 3 colours, too many looks busy and fussy and too few can look bland. There are exceptions to this rule, but it works really well.

    Scatter cushions are a great way to add a touch of individuality to your home decor. Plus they have the bonus of being fairly easy to make. Envelope style cushion covers don’t require button holes or zips, but handmade cushion covers are a great place to practice your skills with your sewing machine.

    Fabric Choice

    You can use a wide range of fabrics for handmade scatter cushions. Cottons and poly cottons are inexpensive and easy to work with. Wool, wool blends and linen blends (pure linen creases quite easily) are all good choices as are many of the synthetic fabrics. You can pretty much let your imagination run wild. Avoiding very thin or very thick fabrics will make life easier.

    Tips for Professional Results

    • Centre your pattern – a lopsided cushion looks odd!
    • Clip the corner seam allowance – this gives crisp corners.
    • Don’t make it too big – a snug fit looks better.





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