DIY Denim Chevron Cushion

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One of my go to fabrics is denim – its so versatile and strong. Old jeans have endless possibilities for being transformed, upcycled into something beautiful. One of my all time favorite makes is a denim rag quilt (you can find the tutorial here). Recycled fabrics are my favourite materials to work with. Whats not to love? I can sew as much as I like without taking more of our worlds limited resources. Today I am going to share with you a chevron denim cushion.

Denim Chevron Cushion DIY Tutorial

It’s perfect for using up scraps of denim from other projects.

Denim Chevron Cushion

To make you will need:
3 pair of old jeans or more
An 18″ navy zip
6 meters of thin orange ribbon

Lets start making the back for the cushion cover. Check your jeans, pick the pair with a wide and straight leg. Cut off the hem off the jeans, and then cut the leg off at 19″. Then cut down the seam with the most curve leaving a straight line.  Cut a further piece of denim 19″ long from the other leg.

Place together – check the two pieces will make a 19″ square. If not add another panel.

Turn and press an edge, place along the zip. Pin and stitch using a zipper foot. Repeat for the other side of the zip. Trim the back of your cushion to 19″ square.

For the front panel cut a 19″ square of denim. If necessary piece together.

Using a quilters ruler and tailors chalk mark down the center. Fold a square of paper diagonally on half. Place on your denim to mark the stitch line for your strips of denim. Mark several stitch lines both sides of the center.

Cut a number of strips of denim measuring 1 1/2″ by long. Pin to the cushion with ribbon down the center of the strip. Stitch in place to secure.

Place your next strip parallel, with your ribbons being approximately 1″ apart.  Stitch to secure. Continue until you have finished one side.

Repeat for the second side, ensuring you are aligning the ribbons at the center of the cushion.

Snip in the denim strips up to the ribbon. Snip 1/4″ apart down both sides of every strip.

Partly unzip the zip. Place right sides together of the cushion. Stitch with 1/2″ seam allowance.

Turn right side out – lastly wash your cushion to roughen up the edges. Tip – do not place in the washing machine with other items unless you wish to be pulling lots of threads of denim off your clothes (learn form my mistake!)

I love the contrast of textures, the raw edges of the denim against the soft shiny ribbon.

Pin the project for later.

Wasn’t that easy? What color of ribbon would you choose?

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11 Comments

  1. June 4, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    What a great idea. Love denim.

  2. June 4, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    What a cool pillow and a fun way to use old jeans! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  3. June 5, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    What a lovely idea! I was just about to throw out some jeans and now I don’t have to!

  4. June 6, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I’ve made loads of things out of denim but have never done anything with a ragged effect. Your pillow looks great I have pinned it to my denim board to give it ago at a later date. Not sure what colour ribbon I’d use perhaps a bright turquoise.

  5. June 10, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Bài viết thật tuyệt vời. Cảm ơn đã chia sẽ

  6. June 11, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Hi Vicky, just to let you know this pretty cushion was one of the features at this weeks Handmade Monday 🙂
    Julie recently posted…Handmade Monday #29My Profile

    • Vicky
      June 25, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks for the feature Julie:)

  7. June 18, 2017 / 12:45 am

    The different textures look great together, Vicky – very clever adding the ribbon. I’d probably go for a blue or mauve. I’ve featured your fab cushion today.
    Pam @Threading My Way recently posted…Threading Your Way ~ FeaturesMy Profile

    • Vicky
      June 25, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you for the feature Pam:)

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