This round Leather Cushion is a truly simple DIY that anyone can make in less than an hour.
What makes this leather cushion so accessible to everyone is… wait for it…
…you don’t need a sewing machine!
Yep, that’s right — it’s all completely hand sewn.
Although I’ve been meaning to buy a sewing machine, my budget can never really afford it.
So far, it hasn’t been much of a bother — all of my sewing-related DIYs are pretty basic.
Because — when it comes to sewing, it’s in my nature to go entry-level. I’m not experienced at all.
With a seamstress and a fashion graduate in the family, you would think that maybe I’d have a good sewing knowledge.
You’d be wrong.
In high school, I received disapproving looks because my sewing projects were never adventurous enough.
Apparently, a large euro-style cushion didn’t push my sewing abilities. Push me to achieve sewing greatness.
I mean, my teacher probably had a point.
Cutting out two pieces of square fabric and sewing them together is beyond easy.
I’m sure, I barely passed the class. But, really I’m not phased — C’s make degrees after all.
Over the years, I’ve learnt that complicated doesn’t always equal beautiful.
My sewing projects may be simple – but I’m always pleased with the outcome and that’s all the should really matter…
…that you are happy and feel proud of what you are making.
So, if you know how to thread a needle and stitch a line, then this round leather cushion is for you.
Made using some off cuts found at the op shop, it literally only took me an hour to finish.
And, I love the two tone look — with leather at the front mixed with a softer calico fabric at the back.
Perfect and simple.
Instructions to make DIY Leather Cushion
The materials you will need to make this hand sewn leather cushion is a piece of white cotton, a piece of tan leather (faux or real), scissors, a large dinner plate, chalk, cotton thread, a needle, pins and a zipper.
1. Firstly, on the backside of the material, trace around a large dinner plate with some chalk.
2. Cut out both pieces of material.
3. Pin the two pieces of materials together. Make sure to pin the material inside out (front side should be facing inwards).
4. Then, using a colour matched thread begin to stitch around the hem.
5. Lastly, pin and stitch in your zipper.
6. Once you have finished sewing, turn the cushion cover the right way around and fill with stuffing.