How to make decorative cushions


Hi. My name is Maria, and I am addicted to…cushions :) I can’t go into a furniture store without having checked out all of the decorative cushions on all of the sofas and shelves. The problem is that there are far too many cushions to choose from and way too many beautiful shades of pink.

A while ago I was thinking of sewing a new pink silk cushion for the sofa but choosing the exact right colour was hard. I went to and from the fabric shop and asked the patient shop assistant time and again for fabric samples. In the end I had enough samples that I could’ve sewn a whole cushion with them! :)

This addiction to cushions is I believe a typical feminine phenomena (despite gender equality). Show me a man that will ever understand the point in something that takes up extra space in the sofa and hides the TV remote control :)

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Give them to meeee :)



Pillows and tea party…the perfect match :)



To all of you cushion-addicts out there, this is how you sew your own hot decorative cushion…enjoy! :)

The material you use should depend upon where your cushion will be used and how. Washable fabrics are great for outdoor use – certain fabrics must be dry cleaned.
My new favourite cushion is one that has different fabrics on either side. You can turn it around if you get tired of one of them.

How to make a decorative cushion 50×50:

  • Cut squares in the fabric(s) of your choice at 52x52cm.
  • Lay 2 corners together and sew around with a 1cm seam – leave an opening for the cushion filling. Or, sew in a zip first, and then sew around.
  • Put in the cushion filling – preferably made of down so that it is fluffy and soft.

VOILA… a new little masterpiece to brighten up a boring sofa is born :)


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    Sofia - Hildas hem
    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:43

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    Livets gode sider
    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:47

    Ulempen med puter, er at man må gå rundt og rydde opp og dandere de på plass igjen etter husets mannfolk. Og her i huset er alderen fra 2 år til 52 år. Og så har jeg to hunder, og liker å ligge på putene og kose seg :D Hilsen Grethe

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    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 12:25

    Lol! I like cushions too!:) They all are so cute! Kisses dear and happy monday!:*

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    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 14:10

    Only a word: BEAUTIFUL. I want a world with this colours! Forever! Don’t go away summer…. Nice photos, wonderful emotions. :)

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    Tegan @ Style Chic
    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 14:23

    That first picture is absolutely divine <3
    You can never have enough cushions right x

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    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 17:22

    Maria! So true! I am addicted to pillows and my husband and son simply do NOT understand! I am using these photos as inspiration for my daughter’s bedroom. LOVE!

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    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 21:40

    That first photo is absolute LOVE! That chandelier. <3

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    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 23:44

    Agree Maria, my brothers don’t understand these cushion pillows too. But my mom and I love them. It is very difficult to choose with so many out there in the market.

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    Diana Marks
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 02:56

    This is such a lovely post!
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    helena frontini
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 14:02

    I love it. So romantic.

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    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 16:31

    So loving the first image -chic, fresh and wonderful!

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    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 22:15

    Thanks for visiting my blog & following me! You made my day!! LOVE your blog & am following you too:)

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    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 22:40

    following you as well

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    Hey dear!
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    Ana Cristina Martínez
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 00:32

    Lovely!!! I´m in love with your pictures!! I like cushion too!

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    miss b
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 10:51

    I can’t resist beautiful cushions either! I love everything about this room – such fresh, cheerful colours and a lovely mix of patterns.

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    Proforma - Irene
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 23:36

    Kuddar ja… nej, det kan man aldrig få tillräckligt av! Herregud… det gör ju hela hemmet! ;)

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    Juanita Imagina
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:01


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    Juanita Imagina
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 10:02

    I follow your blog,
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