How to Sew a Felt Confetti Cushion
Cushions are a great way of adding colour to a room and giving it a bit of a face lift, whether it be your bedroom of living room. By making your own you can have exactly what you want and maybe even save a few pennies along the way.
Stylist Milly Goodwin shows us how to make her beautiful confetti design, which was inspired ‘by the trend for 3D cut-out felt, and the clashing colour palette is a favourite combination from 1950s Miami’.
Feature by Debbie Codd, photography by Tina Hillier
Suitable for : Beginner to intermediates
- Using a steel ruler and a pen / pencil, mark out horizontal and vertical lines to form a grid on each sheet of felt. We’ve used the width of the ruler as a guide for each line, but for smaller or larger petals vary the width (make sure you end up with a square shape.)
- Once you’ve marked up every sheet, cut them into long strips. Then, working on one strip at a time, cut each square diagonally to form triangular petals.
- Next, mark up your cushion so you know where to place each flower. These are one and a half inches apart, but for a richer texture stitch them closer together. Thread your tapestry needle (with thread double thickness and with a big knot at the end) and, using your markers, pass the needle up through the inside of the cushion cover, pulling tight.
- Pass each individual flower, in rotating order (using eight petals per flower), in the same direction (long-side facing towards you) through the needle and pull tight.
- Finish with another big knot on the inside. Carry on attaching flowers until the cushion is covered. Insert cushion pad.