Dar An Cushion
how to make up the back of the Dar An Kilim Cushion
From your co-ordinating fabric cut 1 x Front piece, 2 x Back pieces and 1 x Facing to the dimensions given in the pattern
remembering to add 2 cm ( 3/4 in ) seam allowance.
Turn a hem on both Back pieces using a warm iron to create a crease
Then use a sewing machine to sew a double line of stitches as shown by the dotted lines in the picture on the left.
For the Facing fold both edges towards the centre and press with the iron and set aside whilst you make the button
loops using this super fast method....
Cut 2 x 125 cm ( 49.25 inch ) lengths of yarn C, hold together, knot at one end and sellotape to a flat surface...
I used my desk.
Tape the other end of the yarns to the tip of an electric drill or screwdriver.
Stand away from the desk so that the yarn is fully outstretched then switch on the drill / screwdriver to twist
the yarn until the cord begins to twist back on itself.
Even out the cord and knot at one end to prevent it from untwisting.
From this long cord make 3 x smaller cords each 12 cm (4.75 inch) long and secured at each end with a knot.
Next lay the Back piece face down so that the wrong side of the folded hem is facing upwards.
Then position the button loops so they're evenly spaced along the opening edge & place the Facing on top
with the hems downwards.
Make sure the folds are matched at the opening edges then pin in place.
Pin the opposite edge of the Facing in place to the Back to secure.
Sew a double row of stitches along the opening edge to secure the loops in place then sew the other side of the Facing in place.
Next with the right side of the Front facing upwards, lay the remaining Back piece on top
so that the right sides are matched and there is a 10 cm ( 4 inch ) overlap at the centre opening.
Use the sewing machine to sew the side seams and turn right side out before sewing buttons
in place to match the position of the loops.
Finally put the cover onto the cushion pad and fasten the buttons so that cushion shape is
nice and full then hand sew the knitted piece in place.