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English Landscape Free Motion Embroidery Cushion Cover Kit

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This is the ultimate beginner's free motion embroidery kit! If you want to learn how to use your sewing machine to draw with and create beautiful textile designs, this is the perfect kit to start your journey into free motion embroidery. 

This kit will develop your technique as well as your design skills, and your hard work will reward you with a lovely cushion. The fabric is printed with Jo's unique design, and you add your own stitching to complete the cushion in any way you like. We encourage you to get the most out of your sewing machine and really use it to its full potential! 

This kit gives you everything you need to create the cushion including the printed front panel, the fabric for the back of the cushion plus a zip. The instructions guide you through every stage of making the cushion, and you'll also receive Jo's detailed tips on getting started with free motion embroidery. The pack also includes a detailed photograph of the finished design so you can be inspired by Jo's technique. The finished cushion measures 33cm x 33cm (14” x 14”).

Jo's design acts as a template and excellent starting point for you to add your own embellishments and practise the exciting art of free motion embroidery. You will also learn the professional way of inserting a zip to perfectly finish off your cushion. This is the ideal introduction to free motion embroidery and you will also have something lovely for your home too! 

Free motion embroidery is an exciting technique where you lower the feed dogs on your sewing machine and move the fabric around under the needle in any direction. You do not need a specialist needle or thread, but you do need an embroidery foot (also known as a darning foot). Free motion embroidery is also known by several other names including free machine embroidery, free hand sewing, thread painting, free motion stitching and free motion sewing. 

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What’s in the box?

Printed cushion panel

Cotton canvas for back of cushion and spare practice piece


Suggested design layout


Free-motion embroidery tips

Extras you will need to have:

A sewing machine and darning foot 

Scissors for cutting fabric and thread

Black sewing thread

Cream sewing thread

An iron

Disappearing pen (such as a Frixion pen which fades after ironing)


A cushion pad measuring 14” x 14“ (or slightly bigger if you prefer a fuller cushion)

Optional extras:

A 7” or 8” embroidery hoop, no deeper than 1cm

Zip foot for sewing machine

Thin lining fabric to place on the back of the cushion panel if it starts to pucker

Good to know

This project will take approximately 2-4 hours to complete.

The finished cushion cover measures 33cm x 33cm.

Each kit is a limited edition of just 100.

Why not extend your skills with the English Landscape Lampshade Kit?

Do you prefer to hand stitch? There is no reason this kit can't be completed by hand but please be aware we don't offer any specific instructions for hand stitching. 

This kit was developed in conjunction with the Sewing Quarter. Read the story here.

This kit is not suitable for young children. Purchase of the kit does not transfer ownership of any or all of the design. The range of Make It by Jo Hill kits are designed for the home sewist to keep or give away as gifts and are not permitted to be made and sold on.

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Add your photos to Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Tag @johilltextiles or use the hashtag #johilltextiles and #MakeItByJoHill so we can find you and see your creations!

Are you intrigued and want to learn more in a small, friendly group? Join Jo for a free-motion embroidery workshop in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside. You'll benefit from small-group tuition and will go home with all of the necessary skills to then complete this kit at your leisure!

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Please allow 2-3 working days for UK delivery. Delivery charges start from £2.25 for one kit.

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