How to Make a Flamingo Cushion

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

After making my pineapple cushion, I couldn’t resist having a go at creating another design to join it out in my garden. This time I opted for flamingos (another big trend for the summer), and used fabric marker pens along with some freezer paper to create my bright and colourful loved up flamingo pair . . .

Time to make : Two to three hours plus drying time
Suitable for : Beginners

You Will Need

 

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

How to Make

1. Print off the Flamingo template and go over the lines with a black Sharpie to make it easier to see. Then trace it onto the matt side of the Freezer Paper.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo
2. Cut the flamingo out, carefully.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

3. Now turn your template over , you should clearly see a reverse image where the Sharpie bled through to the back, trace this reverse image onto the matt side of the Freezer Paper and cut it out. You should now have two opposing Flamingos.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo
4. Place your Flamingos where you would like them on your cushion and iron into place with a hot iron (no steam). Make sure every edge is stuck down to make the next step easier.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

5. Take the black Fabric pen and carefully draw around the Flamingos to create a black line. Don’t forget the part between the legs too.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo
6. Now you can peel off the Freezer Paper and add in the details like the wing and the eye. Do this with both birds.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

7. Time for colouring it in. Take the yellow fabric pen and add colour to the top three quarters of the beaks.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

Then add black to the tips of the beaks, but take care not to go into the yellow too much in case the black bleeds.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo
8. There are two pinks in the Tulip Fabric Marker packs, a pale and a bright.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

Use the pale pink colour in the Flamingos body.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

Then use the bright pink add features for the wing and tail feathers.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

9. Use the bright pink to shade the knees and feet, then colour the legs in yellow.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

Please note: Flamingos legs are usually pale pink, so if you wish you can colour them in pink, but I preferred the yellow as it draws the colour from the beak.

10. Now colour the other bird in to match.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo
11. Leave the cover to dry, preferably overnight, before putting in a cushion pad. Display with pride.

How to Make a Flalmingo Cushion #Sewing #HomeCraft #Flamingo

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