Cushion Love …

IMG_1106After catching the quilting bug a very good friend gave me some totally gorgeous fabric., to feed my habit. I recently had a day off work and after the initial plans for the day went awry I decided to use my time wisely and after a little housework; I got my sewing machine out and had a lovely day sewing bunting, did a little crochet and contemplated what else I could make. I had a flash of inspiration and found all the new fabric and some bonding fabric and this is what I did….
I have bought quite a few of these readymade cushion covers, the fabric is great, the zips are neat and I really can’t see any benefit in making my own. I suppose the decorating would be easier before the cushion is made up, but that’s ok.
So on a sheet of A3 card I drew a heart freehand. I drew lines across it to divide into 8 pieces, numbered and then cut out these pieces. IMG_1106
I drew around them on the bonding fabric, cut out roughly and ironed them onto my chosen fabrics.
Cut them out neatly and pressed with the iron onto my cushion, leaving a gap between the pieces.


I then handstitched around each piece in blanket stitch using co-ordinating embroidery silk

and that’s my cushion done…

I’ve since done another heart and have one more ready to stitch…

I’m selling these in my Etsy shop. IMG_1182

Thanks for looking, back soon

About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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