Thursday, 16 February 2012

Super Hero Cushions

I wanted to make a cushion for my daughter's boyfriend for his birthday.  He loves Marvel Comics so I searched on Ebay and found a seller selling some lovely colourful Marvel fabric.  I also bought some plain black cotton to go with it.

When the fabric came I had a look at it and found that there were three nice bits I could cut out as panels to make fronts so decided I would make up three cushions, one for the boyfriend and two extra for my shop. 

I cut out three 12 inch pieces out of the fabric and then cut some 3 inch strips from the black fabric and stitched them around the outside as a border.  This made the front of the cushion.  The back of the cushion has a 12 inch square of black cotton with a star appliqued on it, then a thin border of the comic fabric and then 3 inch strips sewn around to make it the same size as the front.  I put a zipper in the bottom to close it.

Monday, 6 February 2012

More Mother's Day Cushions

I finally braved the cold today, put on numerous layers of clothing and went up to do some sewing.  It was driving me mad not being able to get on with it.  I am glad I did as I finished off three cushions for my shop.

They are all similar using the gorgeous fabrics I got in the sale the other day.  Each one has one of my embroidered pansies on one side and "The Best Mum In All The World" embroidered on the back.

Cushion 1

Cushion 2

Cushion 3