Sunday, 23 March 2014

Appliqué star and circle cushions

I purchased some lovely a upholstery fabric and I decided to make some cushions using simple appliqué. I wanted to use muted colours and focus on differences in the texture of the fabrics.

I used heat and bond to attach the appliqué and used satin stitch to finish off. The smaller circles were especially tricky to sew around. I used buttons to enclose the cushion at the back, using cream buttons to complement the fabric. I love the gold shimmer of the background fabric and the smooth texture of the linen I used to make the appliqué shapes. I stuffed the pillows with alpaca fleece too so they are very squashy and comfy. I think I now have quite enough pillows on my fabric filled ottoman!

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