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Make the Sizzix no-sew cushion from issue 35

If you want a sneak preview of the new issue of Homemaker, out next Friday, AND you want a bonus make then you’re in the right place! We had great fun getting our hands on some fantastic Sizzix dies and their Sizzix® Big Shot Plus die cutting machine. It’s so simple to use, we whipped up this unique cushion in no time at all! Why not have a go at making your own with the simple technique of die-cutting? It’s a no-sew make!

  • Make the Sizzix no-sew cushion from issue 35

    Sizzix® Big Shot Plus Die cutting machine, 660020, from

    Bigz Die, Circles, 656333, from

    Bigz Die, Flower Layers & Leaves by Deena Designs, 657690, from

    Various shades of felt, from

    Glass beads or coloured buttons

    Hot glue gun

    1. For each of the rosette shapes you need four die-cut circles of the same size. Each circle is folded into a quarter and held together with a small amount of hot glue and then attached to the pillow in a circle formation again with hot glue.

    2. Repeat this with the different sizes of circle and arrange as indicated.

    3. Add additional small circles created by die-cutting flower centres from the Flower Layers & Leaves die.

    4. Decorate your cushion with buttons or glass beads in various sizes stuck down with hot glue.

    5. If you intend washing your cushion, stitch the elements in place using coordinating thread rather than using a hot glue gun.

    You can make your own cushion, or embellish a ready-made design. Ours was only £4 from