How to Make a Loving Owls Cushion
Hello all, I hope you are having a lovely Christmas spending precious time with family. Today I want to show you how to create this adorable cushion cover which is perfect as a gift for family members or friends throughout the year or even to to add a splash of colour and creativity to your home!
- Sizzix Bigz Owl Die »
- 50 cm plain navy cotton, cut into 2 x 40 cm squares
- Three x 13 cm squares of co-ordinating cotton prints »– I used Free Spirit Acacia in Midnight, Teal and Lime
- One x 13 cm square plain white cotton
- 52 cm x 13 cm fusible web », cut into four x 13 cm squares.
- One cushion pad »
- Four buttons » for the owl eyes
- Fuse the bondaweb onto the wrong side of the small squares of cotton.
- Using the Owl die and the Bigz Die, cut two Owls and three hearts from the Midnight and Teal Fabrics.
- Using the same die and the Lime fabric, cut out two pairs of wings, two pairs of feet and two beaks.
- With the white fabric and the die, cut two pairs of large circles for the eyes.
- Arrange the hearts and owls with their wings, beaks, eyes and feet on one of the 40cm navy squares, using the photo as a guide. Fuse the shapes in place using an iron. This is the Right Side (RS) of the cushion front.
- Stitch around all the shapes using a straight stitch on the machine, and a dark thread for the owls and hearts, lime for the wings and beaks and white for the eyes.
- Set the sewing machine to a large, wide zig-zag setting and with lime thread make several rows of stitching across the width of the cover, just under the owl’s feet, to create a seat for them.
- Stitch the buttons in place to finish the owls’ eyes.
- With the cushion front RS up, lay the cushion back on top, and pin and stitch the pieces together using a 6 mm seam, leaving half of the bottom edge open.
- Turn RS out and insert the cushion pad.
- Pin the seam allowances of the opening together and slip-stitch together.