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Write Your own Note Cushion

Write Your own Note Cushion

How to Create a Note Cushion

Everyone loves a handwritten note and we take it one step further in our house with handwritten cushions!

You can add a personal note and make the cushion match the recipient.

The ones in this article are the ones I get my kids to write on for their teachers at the end of the year.

It’s a useful present that has been greatly received every time we have given one.

One of my son’s preschool teachers keeps it in her class and each year someone asks about the cushion and she remembers my son fondly.

She even showed me the cushion not too long ago and it’s holding up well.

You could give them to grandparents with love notes, as get-well gifts or school friends.

It’s endless who they could be for and what you can put on them.

What You Need:

Read the Easy Envelope Cushion Cover tutorial to learn how to make the cover and what you will need.

For the note cushion, you will need:
Fabric
Permanent Marker or Laundry Marker
Cushion Insert

I make these in a size 14 but you can adjust the size to suit your needs.

Cut a white piece of fabric that is 8.5″ x 6.5″ as your writing area.

With the other fabric you have chosen for the rest of the pillow, cut 2 strips that are 6.5″ x 3.5″, 2 strips that are 14.5″ x 4.5″ to finish the front panel.

Next, cut 2 back panel pieces that are 14.5″ x at least 10″ of that fabric.

And cut the lining fabric to be 14.5″ x total length (in this case 34.5″)

I like to write on the fabric before assembling the cover in case I make a mistake and need to start again.

If the kids are sending the message I get them to write on paper and I trace in onto the white fabric to reduce the risk of mistakes and smudging.

When writing make sure to leave at least 1cm seam allowance or some of your message will be lost

How to make a note cushion - great gift idea

Assemble the front panel into a square and then add your backing pieces and lining.

Finish the cover like the tutorial explains and be prepared to hand over one amazing gift!

What gifts do you give teachers or grandparents?

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