How to Sew an Applique Dog Cushion
This applique dog cushion is the perfect project if you’re just starting out in the world of sewing.
Applique is a great way of creating designs on cushions and can be done on a sewing machine, or by hand if your stitching on something quite small and intricate. All it involves is simply layering cut fabrics onto your base material and stitching into place to create a pattern or scene.
Ben Kendrick, Home Design Editor at Country Living, shows us how it’s done.
I wanted my appliquéd dog design to be very simple, something unique and personal, but also fairly easy to make if, like me, you only have basic sewing skills.
Feature by Debbie Codd, photography by Tina Hillier
Suitable for: Beginners
- Cut a dog outline shape from the brown felt.
- Sew in place on one of the pieces of hessian.
- Next, sew on a piece of ribbon for a collar and the eye.
- Finally, cut out a small triangle of black felt for the nose and then sew on.
- Using the cream wool, sew a border around the fabric.
- Putting the wrong sides together, sew the front and back of the cushion together on three sides and turn the right way out. Put in the cushion pad and slip stitch the opening together.