Have you noticed the recent pom pom craze? Want to be part of it without wearing a pom pom tiara? Then you need to sew a pom pom cushion cover. It’s really easy.
- 120 minutes free time
- A 50 x 50 cm cushion pad
- Three shank buttons, 25mm wide
- 2 metres of pom pom trim
- One square of upholstery fabric, 51 x 51cm
- Two oblongs of upholstery fabric, 34 x 51 cm
- Matching thread
1. On each of the oblong pieces press down along one long edge.
2. Press down again to a seam allowance of 4cm.
3. Use a single pin to keep in place.
4. Stitch along the edge of the hem and a second row of stitching along the fold.
5. On one of the hems, mark where you’ll position your three button holes. I placed one at the centre, and the other two 12 cm out to the left and right.
6. Make your button holes and open them up. I use this kit and some Prym Fray Check.
7. Overlap the two hems of the oblong pieces and baste into place at each raw edge. These two oblongs now make a 51 x 51 cm rear piece for your cushion cover.
8. With a long stitch, sew rows of pom pom trim inside the 15 mm seam allowance to each edge of your 51 x 51 cm fabric square. The pom poms face in.
Pom Pom Pointers!
Remember that the pom pom trim has stretch, unlike your woven upholstery fabric. Try not to pull it out as you sew, or cushion pieces will pucker.
Snip away pom poms near the corners of your cushion pieces so that they don’t interfere as your sewing machine negotiates those corners.
9. Place the two pieces of the cushion cover right side to right side and pin at the raw edges.
10. Sew around these raw edges, using a 15 mm seam allowance.
11. Finish raw edges, turn right side out and press.
12. Sew shank buttons into place, insert your cushion pad and button up.
You’re done! This was such a fun project for a sunny afternoon. Do you have favourite projects for using pom poms?