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Learning to make your own cushions is quick, simple and fun! Experimenting with simple cushion designs is also a great place to start if you are new to making soft furnishings and are concerned that your sewing skills may not be up to curtain making just yet!

This section of our web site is dedicated to helping you learn about the numerous exciting design options for your cushions projects and provides you with a unique set of tools that will enable you to begin creating beautiful cushions like these yourself.

Pinch pleated cushion...click here for more Brown piped cushion with open pleats...click here for more Bolster and bordered cushions....click here for more Top-stiched pink velvet bordered cushion....click here for more
Click on the pictures to find out about the different styles, fabric combinations, trimmings and sewing techniques that can be used to create stunning cushion designs. Behind each picture there are more design options and close ups of the various piping and trimmings used.
Browse our great articles on cushions
Getting started with cushions >>
How to select the best fabrics and styles to suit the use of your cushions as well as your own design aspirations.
Exploring cushions >>
"Exploring Cushions" is a recent addition to our Design Index, and is intended to be a constantly expanding reference on cushion designs off all shapes, sizes and styles. This is definitely the place to begin if you need some inspiration and ideas for cushion designs!
Moving on to advanced cushions >>
Exploring a selection of more intricate cushion designs, things to bear in mind before you put needle to fabric!
Making your own cushions
Cushion making projects can be quick and uncomplicated, allowing you to achieve a finished product that you can be proud of without too much hard labour! There's no need to be a sewing expert and with a little inspiration and some easy to follow sewing instructions you'll soon be unstoppable!
We have designed a practical step-by-step sewing guide providing comprehensive design and make instructions and illustrations that will enable you to make a range of standard cushion designs with ease. Click here to find out about our unique Teach Yourself Cushions guide and get started >>
Master advanced cushions
Here's how to take your newly acquired cushion making skills that step further. Embarking on more complicated designs needn't be daunting and experimenting with different styles and trimmings can really spice up your cushion designs.
Teach Yourself Advanced Cushions covers box cushions to bolsters and enables you to progress with more challenging techniques at your own pace. Find out more >>

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