Make stylish cushions from original 1960’s fabric
You can still purchase pieces of sixties fabric on eBay and very occasionally find them in vintage shops and markets. These cushions were made from one piece of fabric that had four asymmetric circles on it. I decided to cut the fabric into four to make four cushion fronts and make the back of the cushions from plain linen.
You will need
60’s Fabric for the cushion front
Plain cotton or linen for the cushion back you will need two thirds more than for the front.
- Cut your fabric into squares so they are the same dimension as the cushion pad plus 2cm seam allowance. If the fabric is flimsy or damaged, back it with interfacing.
- From the fabric for the cushion back, measure and cut out two pieces, each the same width as the fabric front but 2/3rds the length.
- Neaten along one width seam of each cushion back by turning under by 5mm and under again by the same amount. Sew with a running stitch.
- With right sides facing, and overlapping the neatened edges of the cushion backs at the centre back, pin the cushion front to the cushion back round the edge of the square.
- With a running stitch, sew the front to the back of the cushion. Turn the cushion through the gap and insert the cushion pad.