Cath Kidston sewing tutorial upcycling

How to upcycle a Cath Kidston skirt into a cushion

A couple of week ago I treated myself to this gorgeous Cath Kidston skirt in my very favourite print – London buses. I adore this print but sadly the skirt didn’t look so great on. I wanted to keep the skirt so decided to re-fashion it into a cushion. I’m trying to have a London theme for our living room with my vintage London bus blind and vintage London bus collection.

Cath Kidston bus print skirt

How to upcycle a Cath Kidston skirt into a cushion:

First I removed the elasticated waist band and unpicked the hem to stretch out the amount of fabric. I bought a boudoir cushion measuring 30x40cm and measured the fabric I needed, adding a couple of centimetres for the seams and an envelope fold.

I pinned and cut it out, just about managing to re-use one of the side seams too.

Cath Kidston bus fabricI machine stitched the seams and added my cushion pad to make a really simple envelope style cushion.

Cath Kidston bus print boudoir cushionThis fabric is fun and vibrant and gives a welcome splash of colour to our G Plan Vintage sofa. It also complements my Cath Kidston Piccadilly cushion perfectly.

Cath Kidston cushions


  • Reply
    nadya kotik
    April 15, 2015 at 12:07 am

    where do you get old skirts like that?

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    aunty CaCa
    April 15, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Looks great!!! xx

  • Reply
    Eileen Teo
    April 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Wow! I love the skirt! Shamed it didnt look good on you. I love how you made it into cushion! Love it! Thank you for sharing and joining with us #pintorials

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