Make a Cushion with Rodgers Of York plus Giveaway #MyHomeMade

The lovely people at Rodgers of York challenged me to make my own cushion this month, with the aid of a lovely new sewing kit and some Sanderson fabric.

Now I’m not renowned for my sewing skills, but my eldest daughter (aged 11) is, so I put her to work and here’s what we came up with.

I also have a full kit including sewing box, fabric and inner to giveaway so jump to the bottom of the page if you want to enter straight away.

Sanderson cushionWe were sent full instructions, but to be honest it’s pretty straightforward. We also used a sewing machine, but you could potentially sew by hand.

The candy stripe fabric is bright and cheerful and will suit many rooms; we’re going to use it in one of the girls’ rooms once all the house renovations are complete.

How to Do It:

Placing the pieces face down we ironed and pinned a 1.5 cm edge along one side. This then allowed us to attach each side of the zip.

making the cushionOnce the zip was attached, we folded one side over onto the other (right sides together) and sewed around the other three edges.

Finishing the edges and turning the material in the right way meant we were pretty much done.

Next we inserted the cushion pad, and hey presto, our Sanderson fabric cushion is now complete.

WIN a Cushion Making Kit including Sewing Kit and Sanderson Candy Strip Fabric

Sewing kit giveaway prizeThe prize includes:

  • Sewing box
  • Scissors, threads, pins, needles, tape measure and zip
  • Candy Stripe Sanderson fabric
  • Cushion pad

To win the above kit to make your own candy stripe cushion just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below and tweet the message to enter.
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Giveaway Closes: Sunday 16th August 2015 at Midnight

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

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  1. Tracy Nixon
    July 31, 2015 / 10:30 am

    This cushion wouldlook lovely in our back porch! I like to sit in there to read as it is so sunny and warm!

  2. Theresa parker
    July 31, 2015 / 10:56 am

    I have an old rocking chair in my bedroom that the cushion would look beautiful on!

  3. katie skeoch
    July 31, 2015 / 11:17 am

    It would look lovely on the chair in our hallway, would brighten it up!

  4. Amanda
    July 31, 2015 / 11:19 am

    I love to sew but sadly no matter how hard I try, I never quite get that professional look. I’m convinced tho, it’s because I never seem to quite have all the right bits and pieces so make do with what I’ve got. Thus the tatty result! The sewing set you have in the competition would save me from another disaster and bring down my stress levels to zero!

  5. laura stewart
    July 31, 2015 / 11:36 am

    i’d put this in the living room xx

  6. Felicity Smith
    July 31, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    my lovely sunny conservatory – on a new chair hopefully 🙂

  7. Sharon Griffin
    July 31, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    on my favourite wicker chair

    July 31, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    in the lounge

  9. Patricia Walker
    July 31, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    this would definitely be one that I would use in my living room 🙂

  10. Lauren Tourle
    July 31, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    i would use this cushion in my living room 🙂

  11. Emma Ridgway
    July 31, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    I’d use it on my bed as it will match my decor.

  12. Hazel Rea
    July 31, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    I’d use it in the bedroom.

  13. Michelle Banks
    July 31, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    in my sitting room on my sofa x

  14. Richard Moore
    July 31, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    On my couch in the living room, its a six seater, so we need a lot of cushions!

  15. Kaci Soderstrom
    July 31, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    Brighten up the living room!

  16. barbara clarke
    August 1, 2015 / 7:44 am

    i’d have it on my armchair in the living room

  17. Ruth Harwood
    August 1, 2015 / 8:05 am

    On the sofa x

  18. natalie moore
    August 1, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    my living room 🙂

  19. Iris W
    August 1, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    It would look lovely in our lounge

  20. William Gould
    August 1, 2015 / 11:59 pm

    Wife says she would use it in her sewing room, which is actually the spare bedroom…..

  21. Allan Wilson
    August 2, 2015 / 10:20 am

    In the day room

  22. Gerri Tennant
    August 2, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    I would love to take this into our roof garden when I am sneaking a half hour book break.

  23. Louse Fairweather
    August 2, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    I would put it on our wicker chair in the conservatory

  24. sam mills
    August 3, 2015 / 10:30 am

    it would go on my little girls bed

  25. Kat Lucas
    August 3, 2015 / 11:11 am

    On our sofa in the front room

  26. debbie smith
    August 3, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    i love this kit i would make it for my livingroom xx

  27. Leanne Lunn
    August 5, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    In my lounge, it’s lovely the colours are absolutely fab 🙂

  28. Stevie
    August 6, 2015 / 8:14 am

    I’d gift it to my sister in law.

  29. claire woods
    August 8, 2015 / 10:32 am

    On my sofa in the living room.

    August 9, 2015 / 1:40 am


  31. Katherine L
    August 9, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    I would use this lovely cushion in the living room on the main couch!

  32. Caroline Blaza
    August 10, 2015 / 7:48 am

    I would use it in my lounge. Love cushions x

  33. elaine stokes
    August 10, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    i would have it on my bed

  34. Kimberley H
    August 10, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    On my sofa

  35. donna l jones
    August 11, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    l would use in my living room

  36. clare davies
    August 11, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    would match my sons room perfectly! he has a sofa and a reading corner so would be perfect for him and his colourful room1 X

  37. nicola ingham
    August 13, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    in my living room 🙂

  38. Hayley Lynch
    August 14, 2015 / 8:02 am

    As a decorative piece on my bed

    August 14, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    I’d use my cushion in my car. Any cushion in the house is considered ‘fair game’ by my three dogs and two cats! x

  40. Hayley Colburn
    August 14, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    In the bedroom to jazz up the room a bit x

  41. jo liddement
    August 15, 2015 / 9:32 am

    This lovely cushion will match the décor in my bedroom so I would put it on my chair

  42. Chloe
    August 15, 2015 / 9:45 am

    In my armchair…I’d want it on display!!!

  43. Helen Metcalfe
    August 15, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    In my daughters bedroom, the colours match perfectly

  44. Caroline Signey
    August 15, 2015 / 4:10 pm

    In the front room

    August 15, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    This lovely cushion would look super in my conservatory

  46. Wendy Guy
    August 15, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    I would use the cushion in my new conservatory. Thank you.

  47. christine westlake
    August 15, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I would give it to my daughter in law as I have just started to teach her to sew.

  48. Sheri Darby
    August 15, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    To liven up our living room sofa

  49. Nancy Bradford
    August 15, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    This cushion would fit in perfectly in my bedroom.

  50. Jane Gorton
    August 15, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    My Son would probably want this in his bedroom x

  51. Wendy Smith
    August 15, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    In my bedroom

  52. Sharon Mclauchlan
    August 15, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    In y daughters bedroom

    August 15, 2015 / 10:42 pm

    In my recliner chair

  54. ellie spider
    August 16, 2015 / 12:05 am

    I’m currently in the middle of upcycling an old telephone table with seat so once it’s complete and finished the cushion would be perfect to put on it – it’s going into the entry way into my flat as the table has a little drawer where you can pop keys and the seat is ideal to sit on whilst removing your shoes 🙂

  55. Donna Rudziak
    August 16, 2015 / 2:13 am

    In my lounge along with my zipless (I must learn to sew in zips) cushions

  56. Claire Davies
    August 16, 2015 / 8:13 am

    We have just done our bedroom up in yellow and bright colours so this would be a fantastic addition to our new furnishings. 🙂 Thank you!

  57. Michelle Wild
    August 16, 2015 / 8:22 am

    I’d have mine on the garden seat.

  58. Chris S
    August 16, 2015 / 8:46 am

    I love the colours of the stripes. We have just bought new sofas for our snug and I like the idea of lots of coloured cushions to brighten them up. This may inspire me to try making them!

  59. Pauline Dring
    August 16, 2015 / 9:56 am

    In the dining room

  60. Kate Leather
    August 16, 2015 / 10:13 am

    In my conservatory

  61. Sue Carter
    August 16, 2015 / 10:32 am

    I would let my daughter take it to university with her to make her room pretty and homely

  62. Allan Fullarton
    August 16, 2015 / 10:58 am

    Would love this for my living room.

  63. Kim Styles
    August 16, 2015 / 11:49 am

    In my bedroom

  64. teresa sheldon
    August 16, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I’d have it in my armchair

  65. Lizzy Cooper
    August 16, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    I’d have it on my chair by the window 🙂

  66. Martina Alban
    August 16, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    it would look best in my office as my office is so dull it needs some colour

  67. Chris Fletcher
    August 16, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    I our lounge probably! It would look good there

  68. Beth
    August 16, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    i’d use it in my games room in my garden – it needs to be made more cosy 🙂

  69. Emma Price
    August 16, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    I’ve love to make a couple and have them on my bed

  70. Melanie Burton
    August 16, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    On our rocking chair in the bedroom

  71. Karen Gray
    August 16, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    I’d have it in the sun room. I’m a bit bereft of cushions in there 😉

  72. Victoria Prince
    August 16, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    In my bedroom 🙂 Love the colours and it sounds so easy to make!

  73. Jayne T
    August 16, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Well done to your daughter for making the cushion. If I won I’d give it to my daughter so she could make it and then sit it on her bed.

  74. Jessica Townley
    August 16, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    I would put it in my extension which has just been decorated and is in need of some accessories.

  75. Sue Stevenson
    August 16, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    I have a lovely craft room with a day bed on which it would look lovely.

  76. Natalie Crossan
    August 16, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    on my sofa in the living room

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