Create your own designer-style knot cushion – it’ll look so good no one will believe you made it!
YOU WILL NEED:
2m of stretch fabric;
polyester fibre filling;
needle & thread (in matching colour to fabric)
STEP ONE To make the knot cushion tubing, place your fabric on a flat surface. If the fabric is too wide to fit on your surface, fold in half lengthwise.
STEP TWO Using a pencil and ruler, mark 13cm from the side edge at both the top and bottom. Take the ruler and draw a straight vertical line to join these two points. Using sharp fabric scissors, cut the strip from the fabric.
STEP THREE Repeat step two until you have cut three 2m strips of fabric. (If you have folded your fabric in half, you will end up with two strips instead of one when you cut each strip.)
STEP FOUR Join the top ends of two pieces of fabric and sew together using the sewing machine. Repeat until all pieces are joined, creating one complete 6m length of fabric.
STEP FIVE Fold fabric in half lengthways and, using the sewing machine, sew down the length about 1cm from the edge, leaving the top and bottom open, and sewing as straight as you can. Invert the fabric tube so that the seam is now inside the tube.
STEP SIX Knot one end of your tube to close it off so the stuffing can’t escape. Stuff the polyester filling into the fabric tube completely, like a sausage. Ensure the tube is stuffed evenly. If it needs smoothing, massage the stuffing into place by hand. Leave a few centimetres of tubing unstuffed at the other end, then tie a knot to close.
STEP SEVEN Fold the tubing in half to create 2 x 3m lengths. Following the directions in the video (use the free viewa app, or go to the Homes+ Youtube channel, to see the full and easy step by-step video of this project), create a celtic knot design.
STEP EIGHT Flip the cushion over and secure the ends of the tubing to the back of the cushion using a needle and thread. Return the knot cushion the right way up and adjust where necessary to complete.
Twist & tone Feeling confident? You could use two different colours of fabric for a two tone effect.