• Button cushion
You’ll need
    • Fabric
    • Cushion pad
    • Buttons
    • Zip fitting
    • Sewing machine
    • Sewing pins
    • Pinking shears
    • Iron
    1. Cut a rectangle of fabric, 22cm x 38cm, and another piece, 18cm x 22cm. Sew the shapes together on one of the matching 22cm edges.

    2. Fold each 22cm end over by 1cm and then over again by another 1cm to catch the raw edge inside the fold and then sew along each end.

    3. Place three buttons on the reverse of the fabric, 1cm in from one of the hemmed edges and with equal spacing between each. When you are happy with the positioning, mark three button holes.

    4. Use your sewing machine on the button hole setting to create your button holes and carefully cut open the centre of each.

    5. Fold each hemmed edge towards the centre, wrong side out, overlapping them by 4cm. Sew up each edge with a 1cm seam allowance.

    6. Mark a tiny dot to line the buttons up through the centre of each hole. Sew each button onto the right side of your fabric, using the marks as a guide to where the central point of each button should be attached.

    7. Turn the cushion cover through the fold, straighten and press. Insert a cushion pad.