For some reason I’m really into pandas at the moment. I’ve got this cute little panda speaker that sits on my desk.

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And I practically live in my panda slippers!

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So I thought I’d add some more panda love to my office by making a panda cushion cover.

You will need:

  • Black fabric
  • White fabric
  • 2 buttons
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • 13 inch cushion padding

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Step 1

Cut out a 15×15 inch square from the white fabric. This is based on the cushion being 13 inches. If your cushion filler is a different size just leave a 1 inch seam allowance.

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Step 2

Cut out a 15×18 inch rectangle from the black fabric. Fold the length of the fabric in half and cut into two pieces. So you should have two 15×9 inch pieces.

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Step 3

Cut out two kidney shaped pieces and a small nose from the black.

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Step 4

Position the eyes and nose where you want them to be.

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I love that moving the eyes around gives the panda different personalities.

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Step 5

Pin in place and sew.

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Step 6

Sew on the button eyes.

Step 7

For the back of the cushion I prefer to do a double hem as it’s neater. Pin and sew the hems of both the back pieces.

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Step 8

Lay the panda face(the front of the cushion) right side up and place the two black back pieces right side down on top of the panda face. Pin into place and sew.

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Step 9

Clip the corners of the cushion and turn inside out.

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Step 10

Pop your cushion filler in and you are done!

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