My sister talked me through a sealed cushion cover...literally cut out your square pattern leaving a small seam allowance, sew all the way around 3 and a bit sides, stuff the cushion in and handsew up the rest. Easy! I took a closer inspection of a cushion she had bought from Matalan...very shoddy sewing up - I could definitely do better (feel my confidence growing!)!
We thought an envelope cover would be best to try and master...as if I can do that it's a bit more complex so it would be a good test.
So I cut out my square pattern with seam allowance and appliqued a Christmas Pud (aiming for a funky festive cushion.) made from felt. I handcut the shapes, and sewed on to the material. Not a bad pud...but definitely need practice on my machine skills! Apparently mistakes and squiggly lines make it look home made and quirky! Maybe Shabby...but without the chic!
I love it!
Love from me and my little man x