How to sew a Scatter Cushion in Seven Easy Steps

Who does not want their room to look good? I know you do too. There are some essential things that a room must have in my humble opinion. Scatter cushions or scatter cushions are one of them. They don’t only provide comfort, but they also add an extra touch to your living room. They can be of different shapes, sizes, and colors.

So, it’s about time that you learn to make one. Even if you never laid your hands on a thread and needle or even if you never laid a foot near your sewing machine, you can make these really simple scatter cushions.

You will need:

  • Fabric of your choice
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Some straight pins
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Cushion filling (polyester)

How to sew the cushion

Let’s get back to business. If you are under 13, get parental guidance before using a sewing machine, needle, and scissors.

Follow these simple steps and you shall be able to make a beautiful scatter cushion.

Step 1

Take out your measuring tape and measure the length of the fabric. Cut the fabric into 2 equal squares or any other shape that you want. If you want to give the cushion more feel, then use two different fabrics for both sides.

Note: The trend of screen printing is growing. You can also get one of the sides screen printed. They are the best choice if you want to make your custom scatter cushions. They look beautiful too.

Step 2

Now take the 2 pieces of fabric and place them on a flat surface. The table would be your best friend in this case. Take 1 side and put it on the table. The direction of this fabric should be up towards you.

Place the other side of the fabric on the already placed side and its direction should be down towards the other side.


Step 3

Take 4 straight pins and pin both sides together on all the four edges.

Step 4

It’s time to sew now! Sew the fabric together on all the four edges. Leave half an inch from the edge before sewing. Leave some space open on one side of the cushion. This opening will be used to stuff the polyester filling in cushion.

Step 5

Cut the four corners slightly. Make sure you do not cut the sewed part

Step 6

Now, turn the cover inside-out and fill in the polyester filling.

Do not use too much filling. It would just make your cushion stiff. Stiff cushions are the least comfy ones.

Step 7

After you fill the polyester filling in the cushion, take out a needle and thread. Close off the opening with stitches. Slip stitch would be the best in this case.

So, now that your scatter cushion is ready and you know how to make one. It is time for you to play around with things a little more. Try a screen printed side or two different fabrics. You can even use a zipper on one end and you can also add more elements like diamantes, and frills to make the cushion look more elegant.