a touch of opulence
Mollie Makes|Issue 135
Sophia Palmer’s fancy cushion is the ideal addition your sofa for the colder months

HOW TO MAKE A STAR CUSHION

MATERIALS

50cm x 140cm (19¾ x 45 1 /8) velvet fabric

Gold tassel

Two 29mm (1¼) metal cover buttons

Toy stuffing

Thread

Tailor’s chalk

Needle

The festive shape of this project is a fun level-up for beginner sewists. It’s stuffed so doesn’t require a fiddly fastening and the button detail in the centre gives it a lovely squishy texture.

We’ve gone for velvet to add a luxe feel that‘s especially suited to this time of year. If you‘re confident, you can play around with different fabrics to match your décor.

01 Using the template provided on page 81, draw around two star shapes on the back of the velvet and cut them both out as neatly as possible.

02 Lay the two star shapes right sides (RS) together and pin. Velvet has a nap so make sure the fabric has the smoothness going downwards. Mark the ‘top’ with a pin or using tailor’s chalk to make a mark on the back of the fabric.

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