Pattern Description: 16" square cushion cover with piped edging. The back two pieces that are hemmed and overlapped to form the closure. The overlap is generous so there is no need for zippers or buttons.
Embroidery The embroidery designs are 20x20cm and were stitched using standard polyester sewing threads left over from other projects. I used earthy colours to work better the colours in our house. The designs stitched out very well and really stand out on the black background.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions for sewing the cushion are easy to follow with lots of photos, suitable for a beginner. It also includes instructions for making your own piping. These are well done two, especially the instructions for butting the ends of the piping when it is attached onto the back cushion piece.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I mainly chose the pattern as I was looking for a simple cushion with piping. Initially I was looking for a zipper closure but the lapped closure on this pillow was simple and effective.
Fabric Used: Black brushed cotton denim. The brushed side has a habit of collecting fluff so I used the reverse side. The piping is made from a remnant of burnt orange drill cotton.
Note for UFO contest The embroidery was done just before Christmas and I used the embroidered fabric as gift wrapping for DH's present. The pieces were cut in January but was left as I didn't have enough of the black fabric to make the piping... and I never got around to buying some.
Probably a good thing as the idea for the contrast piping only came to me as I wanted to finish off the project and it was going to be a while before I got the the fabric store again. Rummaging around in the stash I found some scraps of the burned orange fabric which matched the thread in the embroidery (actually I think the thread was left over from the same project as the fabric) . I think the contrast piping works really well.
Conclusion: I like how these turned out. The cushion pattern is fairly easy and I'd recommend having a look at the Sewing 4 Home site if you are looking for a cushion cover pattern - lots of designs to choose from.