How to Make Festive Cushion Covers

DID YA SEE US? We only went and took over Mollie make Instagram account didn’t we?

And my word, we had a blast. we partnered up with Mollie Makes to show their followers all about Happy Fabric and what we do here. Sharing my love for our vinyl’s is so so easy to do because of the passion I have for them.

As it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas I thought I would teach the Mollie Makers how to use our Happy vinyl’s to create their own festive cushion covers, but I didn't want you guys to miss out so here is a quick little guide on how I did it….


  • Happy Vinyl of choice (I used Black HappyFlex and Silver HappyGlitter).
  • ‘All is Calm’ artwork (free download here)
  • Cushion Covers (these came from H&M home).
  • Star shaped cookie cutter.
  • Star-shaped paper punch.
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • HappyCover Grip or Greaseproof paper.

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On the cushions there is a mixture of hand-cut and machine cut designs, so something for everyone to join in with.

htv stars on cushion

On the mustard cushion cover, I used a star-shaped cookie cutter as my stencil. I drew around this on the back on the heat transfer vinyl in Silver HappyGlitter and Black HappyFlex. I then cut them out and placed them the right side up onto the cushion cover. I then added small star shapes by using a paper punch. Once I was happy with the arrangement of all the stars I covered them over with my HappyCover and pressed them with the iron for about 15 seconds. Once all stars were fused onto the cushion cover I then peeled the plastic carrier off of all the stars.

htv big star on cushion

With the pink cushion cover, I wanted to tie in the star theme so I added one larger star to the middle of the cushion cover. I printed a star shape off as large as I could get it to print. I then cut out the star shape and used it as a stencil on the back of the vinyl. I then drew around it in pen and cut it out once again. I repeated the step of pre-pressing the fabric, placed the star in the middle of the cover. I then covered it over again with a HappyCover and pressed it until the whole star was fused, working from one side to the other.

htv all is calm on cushion

The blue cushion cover I actually made slightly smaller by turning it inside out and sewing in a new seam along one edge. I made the ‘All is Calm’ artwork on silhouette studio and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the design out. I have uploaded the artwork to our downloads page (here) so it can be downloaded for your own vinyl cutter or you can print it out and use it as a stencil the same way I did with the star stencil. Make sure when you draw around the stencil that you flip the artwork over so it is reverse. This way it will be the right way around when you cut it out.

I had so much fun doing the Mollie Makes take over and I really hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. Welcome to our lovely new followers!!

We used HappyFlex and HappyGlitter to make these, but any of our Happy Vinyl products will work great too.

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