You know that thing where you have decorated a room and are looking to add some finishing touches, but you can’t find anything that quite fits the bill. That. Whether it’s the colour or style, when it comes to home accessories it is often hard to find the one. This is where a little bit of DIY can make all the difference, homemade items also make great gifts, they show the receiver you really care!
Charlie has been asking for some scatter cushions for her new bedroom, so I thought I would have a go at making her something unique for her room. We made these pompom tassel cushions and we are both really pleased with the results.
If you are thinking of making your own DIY scatter cushions, here’s how you do it. You can change the colours and styles to suit, but we made ours using some a simple white cushions, multicoloured wool, and some pompom trim from The Works’ arts & crafts section.
You will need:
A cushion, wool of your choice, pompom trim, a needle & thread, several sewing pins, and a stitch picker.
Remove your cushion inner and cut 4 lengths of pompom thread, slightly longer than the length of your cushion. I wanted the pompom thread to be double weighted, so I sewed two lengths of thread to each other to create a denser trim.
Once you have sewn two double thickness lengths of pompoms, you can then lay them out over your cushion and pin into your desired position, ready to be sewn. If you’re not happy to do this by eye, then you could use a large ruler and pencil to mark this out first.
Once your trim is pinned in place, it’s time for the fiddly part. Where the trim meets the cushion side seam, you will need to unpick a couple of stitches and cut the pompom trim thread, leaving just enough to poke through the hole in the pillow case seam.
Once you have poked the trim through the hole, you will now need to turn the cushion inside out and resew that cut section of seam, with the pompom trim in place. Do this either side of your cushion and pompom trim, before sewing all along the top edge of your pompom trim, to secure it to the cushion cover. Be careful to only sew it to the top side of the cover and not all the way through.
Once your trim has been sewn in place, you will need to make the tassels. Here’s how you do it:
Make four tassels, one for each corner, before sewing these to the corners of your cushion cover. Be sure to sew these on securely.
Once your cover is finished, you can re-stuff your cushion, et viola, one DIY tassel pompom cushion completed!!
*Disclaimer: This post has been written in collaboration. All thoughts and ideas are my own.