I know, it's been quiet around here. To make it up to you, a fun tutorial on how to make an easy eye catching cushion. Have fun!
First things first. What you need is:
*2 panels of fabric (the fabric in the pictures is available in the Color 'n Cream Shop)
* Darning and sewing needle
* Crochet Hook
* Filling for the cushion
* A pair of compasses (is this the right translation??)
* 2 Big Buttons (These will also be available in the Color 'n Cream Shop)
* Pattern Drawing Paper
Now, draw a big circle on the paper and pin it to both pieces of fabric. Cut the fabric and pin together. Then sew the circle, but leave about 3 inches open, so you can fill it up later.
Cut little triangles around the edge, so the cushion will shape better when filled. You should not forget this part! Then fold two times and mark the middle of both sides with a felt pen, so you know where to put the buttons at the end.
Now, fill the cushion and close the whole by sewing it as shown in the pictures. (This is a great tutorial on how to close a cushion, picture 12). See how easy this project is? You're half way already!
Now use the same yarn as you want to use for the crochet edging. Do a blanket (Dutch Feston Steek) stitch all around the cushion. Make sure your piece of yarn is long enough. I use at least 3 times the outline of the cushion.
Pictures 17 and 18 show you what to do if your yarn isn't long enough. Don't worry about the knot, you are going to crochet around it anyway. Then, make 3 single crochets in each stitch (if your stitches aren't that wide, make 2sc, no problem!). Join with a slip stitch.
And now, *skip 1 stitch, 4 double crochets (US terms), skip 1 stitch, 1single crochet*.
Just repeat *to* all around and join with another ss. You are almost done now... Just sew on the button.
Since you've marked the middle of the cushion, it's very easy to put the button in place and VOILA! You are done!!
How easy was that. This is a real instant rewarding project. I'm thinking, a lovely (holiday) gift as well...
And if you use different fabrics, You just flip it to get another look.
I hope you'll have fun with this. And just so you know, the Give-Away is open until monday. The winners will be announced than!
Have a happy late summer day!
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