Sunday, 22 July 2012

Love story cushion (tutorial)


My brother got married this weekend! And I wanted to make a few gifts that had a real personal meaning for them, without costing any money...easy right? :)

I already had a cushion form and the fabric, and a crafty friend had brought me over some freezer paper to try out for the first time. 



So I decided to make a cushion showing where their love story began. (York)

Here's the how to:



First off I measured the wrap around width of my cushion and added about five inches, then folded each side over 1/4 an inch, ironed and then repeated.


I then googled "UK" under images and made one of them fill the screen and traced it onto the freezer paper. Then I just spent a few minutes cutting it out and centered it on the fabric.


Iron it on until it's stuck down fully, mine bubbled a little but didn't matter at all.



Using acrylic paint cover the inside of your image. 


Then peel off your paper. At this point I was SO giddy! I couldn't believe how well it worked!


Pretty sweet! :) 


Leave it to dry over night and then embroider a heart over where they met/married (this is both for them!). 


Then with the image facing up fold in the sides so that the width is the same as your cushion (or just under), then pin so the sides overlap and sew down the raw edges. Snip the corners and turn and stuff.


Done! Cute, personal and cheap or free! And you get a little sneak peak at the whole hamper I managed to put together for the wedding.

Can't wait to show you the whole thing!


18 comments:

  1. That's a super cute idea, Rhiannon! I hope he loves it. Saw the post below with the brownie thing with the ice cream. I used to make that but haven't in forever. Now I'm craving it. Thank you for coming by Quirky Vistas to comment on the treasures I found. I do appreciate it.
    Liz

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    1. Thanks Liz! Me too! :) Haha, sorry about that! I've been munching on choc most of the weekend, need to get some self restraint!

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  2. What a cute idea, and the pillow turned out great! I love it :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    1. Thanks Jessi! Glad you thought so.

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  3. I'm really impressed with your tracing and cutting skills! It's a beautiful pillow. :)

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    1. honestly, it was really messily and quickly done! But the lines were so crisp thanks to the freezer paper. Love that stuff!

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  4. Cute... Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks Carole! And sounds delish, great idea for left overs!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! Not so many ideas out there for UK based projects, thought it would be something new(ish!) :)

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  6. I am most in awe of your tracing skills Master Rhiannon. Your cutting skill is most strong. Lol, sorry my young padawan and I have been watching Star Wars Clone wars waaaayyy to much. Love the pillow.

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    1. hahahaha! We watched the first one the other night too! It photographs better than it actually was I promise! It was really wobbly, but thank goodness for a poor quality camera ;)

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  7. brilliant idea! thanks for sharing with us

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  8. Came over from Twigg's. I am jealous of your cutting skills! what a heartfelt gift. I can see many applications from your tutorial!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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    1. Thanks Donna! You're very kind! Ha ha me too, which may be an issue. My kids may end up all painted tops!

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  9. It's so pretty! Love it. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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