Christmas Bow Cushion – Beginner Friendly Project

It’s that time of year again… yup… we’re doing Christmas In July!

What part of decorating is your favourite? Is it the lights or the table or the front porch with a real life Santa Klaus? Whatever floats your boat, go with it! But you can’t possibly decorate without some pretty Christmas cushions… right?

That’s exactly why we’re bringing you our latest tutorial! Learn how to sew a Christmas bow cushion featuring Makower’s Santa Express & Yappy! collections.

An easy to follow and beginner friendly tutorial, you can brush up on skills such as using woven interfacing to give fabric more structure and sewing a bow from scratch.

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A sewing project for:  Beginner Seam Star

Finished dimensions – 16” square

Estimated sewing time – 2-3 hours

Important Notes:

  • ½” (1cm) seam allowance throughout, unless otherwise directed.
  • For steps using machine sewing, straight stitch, backstitching at the start & end using stitch length 2.5 unless otherwise stated.
  • Prepare your fabrics as per manufacturer’s care advice

Materials Will Need:

ItemAmountWe used
Fabric A:Quilting Cotton for Main Cushion0.5mMakower – Santa Express – Geometric Green Metallic
Fabric B:Quilting Cotton for Ribbon & Bow detail0.25mMakower – Santa Express – Geometric Red Metallic
Lightweight Low Loft  Fusible Fleece0.5mVlieseline Iron-on fusible Low Loft Fleece H630
Woven Interfacing
(Grab a cheeky 10% discount off your next Fusible Woven Interfacing purchase with WOVEN10 One time use per customer.)
0.5mVlieseline Cotton Woven Interlining – Medium G700 – White – 1m x 90cm
16” Cushion PadOneDuck Feather Square Cushion Pad 16″ / 40.5cm

Sewing Kit You Will Need:

Make it easier with: Needle Grippers – these are a great help turning a long fabric tube


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