Simple Box Cushion Made to Measure

Today I managed to snag a bargain and picked up this beautiful heavy weight cotton with a watercolour duck print for £5/metre! Perfect for the simple box cushions I was planning to make! Deciding on box cushion style I wanted to make some box cushions for my garden chairs and I decided to go for a simple, minimal style. Traditional box cushions are usually piped and have separate panels for the top, bottom and all four sides. They look great, but also require quite a lot of work and time. The simple box cushions I made are constructed from a single panel and have a seamless finish on the front and top, with a single seam running around the centre of the sides. This style requires less cutting out and less steps to assemble, and I was able to make a set of four and be sitting on one of…

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Tape measure for beginners sewing kit

If you want to begin making basic repairs, or sewing by hand, the first thing you need to do is make a basic sewing kit. Here is a list of seven essential items I think make a basic sewing kit.

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