Friday, April 19, 2013

DIY: Stag head floral cushion

Today we welcome another lovely guest blogger to Patchwork Harmony! Elena from Randomly Happy is here to share a quirky cushion cover tutorial with you! Elena is a Cambridge based blogger who shares lots of fab sewing ideas over on her blog, so be sure to have a peek! Over to you Elena!
I may have been terribly enthusiastic about guest posting on Patchwork Harmony (I think I responded within nano seconds of Caroline's tweet). But I do kinda want to live in her house/have her take me with her shopping. Plus, I usually tend to focus on clothing so this is good excuse to flex some new creative muscles. Today, I wanted to share an easy sewing DIY with you. It's kind of a belated present for a stylish friend of mine who likes quirky vintage finds, classic British patterns and... stag's heads. It's definitely whimsical.    

For the cushion:                                                         For the stencil:                       
a 50 cm x 50 cm size cushion pad                             freezer paper               
55 cm x 55 cm of floral fabric                                   fabric paint 
70 cm x 70 cm of contrasting plain fabric                iron

Step 1:  Cut the floral fabric so that it's roughly 1 cm wider than the pillow. Keeping the pillow cover on the small side makes pillows look plumper.  

Step 2: Roughly cut the plain fabric so that it has the same width as the floral piece you just cut, but leave it longer by about 20 cm.   

Step 3: Cut the plain fabric in half.

Step 4: Sketch out the silhouette you want to have on the front of your pillow. Use this image as a guide and trace onto the dull side of a section of freezer paper (the shiny side will be face down). Cut out the centre of the image with scissors. 

Step 5: With the shiny side of the freezer paper facing down, iron the freezer paper onto the floral fabric piece that you cut out in step 1. 

Step 6:  Sponge on fabric paint. Leave to dry.

Step 7: When the paint has dried, put the floral fabric piece face up on a flat surface. 

Step 8: Put one half of the plain fabric on top of that, matching the bottom corners. Put the other half of the plain fabric on top of those, matching the top corners. Pin this all in place. 

Step 9: Sew around the sides, about 1.5 cm from the edge. Clip the corners. Turn over and... voila! Put your cushion inside and admire your handiwork! 

Thanks Elena! We love it!  xxx

If you are a fellow blogger/crafter, and would like to submit a crafty guest post - get in touch! Requirements are great lifestyle and step by step photos, with clear instructions for the project. Come and share the crafty love!

1 comment:

  1. nice! its very nice for Christmas ;)


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