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How To Make A Cath Kidston Cross Stitch Cushion
Who doesn’t love a beautiful cross stitch cushion?! For those of you who love to cross stitch here is a Cath Kidston floral cushion as published in Prima France Magazine in April of this year. Translated by myself to the best of my ability for you!
- 30 x 45 cm canvas Aida 4.5 points in ecru
- Masking tape
- Embroidery Hoop/Cross Stitch Frame
- Six strands of stranded DMC cotton in the following colors: light green (772), white (842), Pink (899), green (992), dark pink (3350), turquoise (3766)
- A fine tapestry needle
- 22 x 34 cm linen for the back
- A sewing machine (try eBay)
- A sewing needle and matching sewing thread
- 100 cm of cushion trim
- A cushion pad of 18 x 30 cm
Mark the center of the Aida cloth. Cover the edges of the cloth masking tape or mount it on the embroidery if you wish.
The pattern is made entirely in cross stitch with all six strands of floss cotton.
Following the grid and starting in the center of the fabric, make the big roses and small blue flowers, leaves and finally the points.
Once the pattern is finished, gently iron on the reverse.
Cut the fabric into a rectangle 22 x 34 cm.
To be sure that the pattern is centered, make a pencil dot to 4 cm of the first cross stitch on each side.
Cut along the rows of holes in the canvas corresponding to these points.
By placing the front of the cushion up, sewing machine along the edges of the pad, providing a seam allowance of 2cm.
Leave an opening of 15 cm along the lower edge.
Make a few extra points in each corner so that they are slightly rounded.
Cut a small triangle in each corner (6 mm lop points in the corners), then another small trim triangle in the side to mark where your opening will be.
Return towards the back of your project and press the iron all around the case (to attach the aida properly), including on each side of the opening on the lower edge.
Flip the cushion cover in place. Gently round out the corners with a blunt pencil or dressmakers chalk.
Once you have sewn the stripes on all four sides and you’re back to your starting point, not the end hemmed trim retaining a margin of 2 cm and hem it (the same as step 8).
Assemble both ends of the braid with a few stitches.
The Pattern – right click and open in a new tab to view full sized image