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Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Activities, Kids craft | 37 comments

How to make a no sew cushion

How to make a no sew cushion

Sewing without a sharp needle anywhere in sight, really? Yes, we made a no sew cushion and you can too, it’s so easy!

My girls recently started Rainbows and one of the activities they absolutely loved was making a no sew cushion. I couldn’t believe it when they told me, how on earth do you make a cushion without sewing it?? Then they brought their creations home and I thought WOW, that is a fantastic idea, so we made another one in order for me to share it with you. The girls leapt at the chance to make another cushion.How to make a no sew cushion

How to make a no sew cushion

You need:

  • Material that won’t fray…fleece material is perfect
  • Cushion pad
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pen, preferably a fabric pen that erases (it doesn’t matter if you don’t have one, any pen will do otherwise, you shouldn’t notice the line when it’s finished)

what you need to make a no sew cushion

To make a no sew cushion:

  1. Cut two squares of fabric, 12cm sq bigger than the cushion pad you have. For example, our cushion pad was 40cm sq so we cut two 64cm sq of fabric.2 squares of fabric
  2. Place the two squares of fabric on top of each other as you want the cushion to look with the inside fabric against each other and best side facing out.
  3. Draw a square in the middle, 12cm in from the edge of the fabric.Centre square making the no sew cushion
  4. Cut lines into the square you have drawn approx 4cm apart of both fabrics together, all the way round.Cutting the fabric for the no sew  cushion
  5. Once you have completed the cutting, tie all the cut lines from the top fabric to those on the bottom fabric together, along two sides. My children found it easiest to use a wooden spoon to tie the knots around.No sew cushion cut edgesTying the no sew cushion
  6. Place the cushion in-between the two pieces of fabric.No sew cushion stuffing the pad in
  7. Tie the rest of the fabric together.No sew cushion

This no sew cushion is so simple to make and a fantastic way to introduce sewing to young children.

Both my 5-year-old girls absolutely loved making their cushions. It was safe to make and taught them the basics of working with material and following instructions. Obviously, this is a project to work on together, as children need help with measuring and cutting, but the tying, my girls were able to do on their own. We will introduce proper sewing with needles soon as they enjoyed this so much.Making a no sew cushion

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    • It is so easy and fun for children πŸ™‚

  1. Genius. My 5.5 year old is desperate to get sewing. She’ll love this, thank you! πŸ™‚ #minicreations

    • I hope she enjoys it. Let me know how you get on if you do it πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, we loved it πŸ™‚

  2. This is a great idea, I think I might make one with my niece. She would love doing this. Thanks for the idea, pinning for later.

    • Thank you, I hope you have fun, let me know how you get on

  3. Oh my goodness!! What an absolutely fantastic idea!! I am going to get some fleece and do this with G! Thank you for sharing in #KidsCorner x

    • Great, I hope you have fun! x

  4. I have never seen this idea before – it’s such a great one! What a good way to introduce children to using fabric to make things without the added difficulty of using a needle. Thanks for hosting #LetKidsBeKids

    • Thank you, it really is such a great activity for children to start sewing, before using a needle πŸ™‚

    • Thank you x

  5. I love this idea, and the fabric you used is so pretty! I’m really tempted to make one for myself πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, I must confess, I love it as much as the children πŸ™‚

  6. How clever!! I love this – it looks brilliant and would make a great gift too.

    • Thanks, yes, it would be lovely as a gift πŸ™‚

  7. Wow! These look amazing πŸ™‚ What a brilliant idea, I might have to try it myself!

    • Thanks, we thought they were great πŸ™‚

  8. Oh my godness I love this idea so much! thanks for linking up to #kidscorner x

    • Thanks x

  9. Grace says – Oh blimey! This is crafting at it’s best. What a gorgeous cushion and it looks like it’s quite easy to make. Thanks for much for linking to #minicreations

    • It is really easy and we do love the finished result too πŸ™‚

  10. Love this! Must try it with O one day! πŸ™‚ x

    • Have fun πŸ™‚

  11. An excellent project for little ones! and the pillow looks so cozy! Thank you for hosting. πŸ™‚ #LetKidsBeKids

    • Thank you, it is definitely cosy, think I might have to pinch it off my girls soon πŸ˜‰

  12. what an amazing idea and the result is so effective!

    thanks for hosting #letkidsbekids xx

    • Thank you x

  13. This is a great activity, I can imagine lots of children will love doing this. Definitely one for Charlotte when shes older. Thanks for hosting #letkidsbekids x

    • Thank you, I know everyone at rainbows loved their cushions πŸ™‚

  14. The Mother says – Just popping back over from #letkidsbekids to say we really do love this cushion and as you know, Grace was particularly enamoured by it πŸ™‚

    • Thank you x

  15. What an amazing idea, love the simplicity of it!

    Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tutorials

    • Thank you x

  16. I work in a Carehome,and I’m going to try this with some residents.

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