Now that Moodboard Monday has ended there felt like there was a bit of a void here on my blog so I thought about what new series I could run. Well being a lover of the home made home myself I thought I would surf the net & blog-land for some fabulous tutorials & ideas of make it yourself wonders for the home. I discovered this step by step guide on how to make cushions from old clothes & was impressed by the finished product.  

appliqued dog cushionINTERIORS - DESIGN

You will need

  • An old sweatshirt
  • Cushion pad
  • Felt
  • Embroidery cotton/wool
  • Ribbon
  • Needle and thread

Step one

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Take your sweat shirt and cut up the seams, separating the front from the back.

Step two

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Measure your cushion and cut out your fabric to the desired size.  This cushion measured 20 cms by 30cms ins so I cut out two identical oblongs 25cms 35cms which leaves a good sized seam allowance.

Step three

dachshund applique
Before you stitch you pieces together you need to add your decoration. This cushions uses a dachshund template, but you can use any design you want.  Pin your template on your piece of felt and cut out.
Place on the fabric in the desired position and pin in place.

Step four

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Secure the image to the fabric with embroidery cotton using blanket stitch.

Step five

dacshund applique cushion
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Add a simple bow to the neck and your design is complete

Step six

sweatshirt cushionsIf  you want to add a zip you need to insert it at this stage.

Otherwise  place right sides together and stitch around the edges.  If you aren’t using a zip make sure that you leave one side open.

Step seven

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Turn the cushion in the right way and insert cushion pad.
Turn in the edges of the open side and hand stitch the opening.
To finish off stitch around the edges with wool in a blanket stitch

tutorial sourced from http://www.makeitandmendit.com

 
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