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Round Floor Cushion Tutorial

Morning lovelies! This weekend I am having a family barbeque so I have been busy trying to get the garden in to order, making lots of lovely seat cushions and floor cushions with my Gutermann fabric and tomorrow I will be baking and cooking in the kitchen and finishing off the last bits of sewing etc. I will hopefully share lots of photos and projects next week of what I have been up to but in the meantime I wanted to share with you today my new outdoor floor cushions...

To make them super comfy and hardwearing I fused Vlieseline fusible batting H640 to all the panels which gives them a lovely soft smooth look and feel, and is easy to apply as you just place the interlining with the coated side on the wrong side of the fabric. Cover with a damp cloth and press each area for about 15 seconds, without pushing the iron. Allow the pieces to cool flat for about 30 minutes, so that the adhesive can set properly and away you go.

As I plan to use the floor cushions outside I have sprayed them with Liquiproof, which uses the innovative qualities of nanotechnology to form an invisible barrier, which is water-resistant and oil-repellent. The individual fibres of the surface are bonded with silicone dioxide particles which form the protective coating, meaning my cushion surfaces are fully protected from oil and water.

Here's my Round Floor Cushion Tutorial...

1 cushion

How-to step by step

  • Round floor cushion- what you will need 1-01

    Step 1

    You will need the above, to cut perfect circles follow steps 3 & 4.

  • Round floor cushion- what you will need 2-01

    Step 2

    You will also need the following to get a great finish and protect your floor cushion along with polyester toy filling.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial

    Step 3

    To cut your circles fold the fabric square in half and half again, press.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 1

    Step 4

    From the centre fold mark points 26cm away, join these points to create a smooth curve. Cut out and you will have a perfect circle.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 2

    Step 5

    Following the manufacturer's instruction fuse the wadding to the back of the gusset and front & top circles.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 3

    Step 6

    Using a water soluble or vanishing pen mark a pin line 5mm from edge of the top circle.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 5

    Step 7

    Pin the pom pom trim round the edge of the top circle so that the pom poms are on the inside and the edge matches up with the marked lines.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 6

    Step 8

    Pin the two ends of the gusset right sides together, matching up the raw edges.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 7

    Step 9

    Stitch together using a 1cm seam allowance

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 8

    Step 10

    Press the seam open

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    Step 11

    Clip the top and bottom edge of the gusset so that it fits round the circles.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 9

    Step 12

    Pin one edge of the gusset to the top circle, right sides together.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 10

    Step 13

    Using a 1cm seam allowance, stitch the top circle to the gusset.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 12

    Step 14

    Your floor cushion should now look like the above photo.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 13

    Step 15

    Now pin the bottom circle to the other side if the gusset, right sides together.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 14

    Step 16

    Using a 1cm seam allowance stitch the bottom circle to the gusset leaving a small gap big enough to get your hand inside.

  • Round floor cushion tutorial 15

    Step 17

    Turn the floor cushion the right side out using the hole left in the bottom. Stuff the cushion with filling.

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    Step 18

    Turn in the seam allowances of the opening and slipstitch closed.

  • Liquiproof floor cushion

    Step 19

    Ensure the surface is clean and free from dust and dirt before you use Liquiproof to protect your floor cushion.

  • Spray Liquiproof

    Step 20

    Spray Liquiproof evenly over the entire surface of the bottom of the floor cushion from a distance of approx. 10-15 cm until the surface is damp.

  • Brush Liquiproof in

    Step 21

    Liquiproof recommend the coating is gently rubbed into the fibres to ensure it bonds deep into the fabric using a clean, soft brush.

  • Spray Liquiproof

    Step 22

    Allow 10 minutes then repeat previous 2 steps at least once. Leave to air dry for 24 hours. Then spray the front and sides of the cushion as before.

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