Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

On-trend and absolutely fabulous.

So, for those of you who are Dritz Instagram fans, you’ll recognize these floor cushions. We featured them recently and, wow, the love! Since they were so popular, we want to give you the scoop on how to make them. Take a look and see how.

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

We were inspired by this French Mattress Edge Cushions sewing tutorial from Sew4Home™. Their instructions were our jumping off point. From there, we changed up the shape and size of the cushions, and added our new Dritz Home faux leather handles. Swoon. Check out their tutorial and supply list, as well as our amendments below. The bottom line: you’ve got options when it comes to making one-of-a-kind floor cushions that perfectly suit your decor.


Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

The main difference in our floor cushions is their shape. We used Fairfield™ 5″ project foam and cut it into a circle. You can use any depth of foam that you desire. We created a circle template and traced it onto the foam, then cut the foam with an electric knife to create the circle cushions.

Following the Sew4Home tutorial, we covered the foam with 2 layers of high-loft batting.

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

We cut fabric pieces 2″ wider than the foam for the top and bottom. The side panel was cut 2″ taller than the foam cushion. The length of the side panel matches the stitching line of cut top and bottom circles. Before constructing the cushion, we marked the placement for the handle.

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

To provide the extra thickness needed for the Chicago screws, pin small pieces of 1/4″ interfacing foam over each mark.

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

Make the holes with an awl, and snip to make the holes large enough for the Chicago screws.

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

Apply Fray Check® liquid seam sealant to the holes to keep them from raveling.

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

Insert the Chicago screw through the handle and then the hole in the fabric.

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

Add the washer to the back of the screw and then finish with the screw back. Remove pins.

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

This is what the handle will look like. (Note: we applied the handle before constructing the cushion, but it could be done after stitching and before inserting the batting-wrapped foam in the cushion.)

For the rest of the project, finish stitching the cushion as described in the original tutorial.

Dritz Faux Leather Handles for DIY Home Projects

The addition of a Dritz faux leather handle really gives each floor cushion a professional, finished look. They also add function because you can use them to carry the pillows!

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

This pillow stand is also a quick little DIY project that you can do using a wooden table topper and our Dritz wooden furniture feet. Simply install the feet and then paint or stain the pillow table as you like.

Sewing Tutorial: How to Make Floor Cushions with Handles

The pillow table gives those pillows a home when not in use – they also just happen to look great stacked up! Have fun choosing fabrics that are just perfect for your space for a true decorator-did-it look.

DIY Makeovers Lookbook Featuring Dritz Campaign Hardware, Hairpin Legs, Faux Leather Handles & More

Our new DIY Makeovers lookbook is packed with inspiration for using all of the new Dritz Home items – you won’t believe how much fun you can have mixing and matching items and vibes, and coming up with really unique accessories for you home.

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Happy making!

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