Spring is here, and I couldn’t be more excited! As I look around my home, I can’t help but notice that it’s in desperate need of a little sprucing up. But as much as I love my husband, I know that he just doesn’t understand the joy of decorative throw pillows. In fact, the other day he asked me why we need so many “useless cushions” lying around the house.
But as any seasoned decorator knows, throw pillows aren’t just for looks – they add comfort and style to a home. And what better way to welcome the warmer weather than with a few new DIY cushion covers?
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So, I’m putting my spring cleaning on hold and diving headfirst into some home decor sewing. Here are my favorite cushion sewing patterns to add a pop of color and personality to any room – even if my husband doesn’t quite understand their purpose. Maybe we can even convert a few throw pillow skeptics along the way!
Square cushion sewing patterns
This envelope-back pillow is a fast and easy sewing project perfect for beginners. Follow the free tutorial on Cook Clean Craft.
Sew up a cute and fun reverse applique heart pillow with this free sewing pattern on Threadistry. It looks fancy but is simple to sew with these step-by-step instructions (including an invisible zipper).
Turning your favourite quilt block into a cushion is another great option. Here’s a gorgeous sewing pattern for a quilted pillow from Sugar-Free Quilts.
If you want to use up your fabric scraps, make this four-square pillow from Retro Mama.
Another gorgeous design is the Isabella Flower Pillow from SewYouCanToo. It just makes me smile!
Round Cushion sewing patterns
Soles has this pretty round, smocked pillow pattern. I love the colour as much as the pillow design!
For a touch of whimsy, try the Apple pie cushion from Piccolo Studios. It is so sweet with the pom-pom trim and doily. It can be made from fat quarters.
Bolster cushion patterns
Bolster cushions are a different way to add some style to your bed or sofa. Owl and Sewing Cat has a cute bolster cushion sewing pattern.
Cook Clean Craft has a free Bolster pillow sewing tutorial with a removable cover (and a great idea for what to use instead of bolster pillow inserts).
Smocked cushion patterns
All these vintage smocked cushions from Simplicity are so pretty. I love the round cushion. The details are just gorgeous (but not a quick sew!).
Floor cushion pattern
The square quilted cushion from Owl and Sewing Cat looks so comfy to sit on.
The Zafu cushion from Sewjo Box is designed as a yoga or meditation cushion, but also works as a floor cushion. It comes with a handle to make it easy to move around.
The Three Bears floor cushion sewing pattern from Freckles and Co is a simple, octagonal design. The pattern comes in three sizes.
Now look at all those gorgeous pillow sewing patterns! Nope, handmade cushions are never useless! They’re a fun and cheap way to give your house a makeover!
So the next time you’re looking to spruce up your home, why not head to the sewing machine and sew up some cushion covers? There’s nothing quite like the feeling of snuggling up with a cushion that you made with your own two hands.