Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Flowery Dream Cushion Cover

Morning, Here is today's project, Something little bit different again using Leonie's Die Collection. I have also used stamps from the Brand New Launch from Leonie on Hochanda. When the new dies were launched, I had quite a few e-mails asking if the dies worked with fabric and if I had tried. I hadn't so I decided I would use this as the project for this post.

I started by cutting the material for the cushion cover, The width of the fabric needs to be approximately an inch or so wider than the cushion pad. This was to be a very simple envelope cover so The fabric needs to start at 2/3 the way down the cushion pad, right round to the front and overlap by approximately 1/2 to 2/3 again.

To colour my fabric I wet the material thoroughly and wrung it out, I wanted to keep as many creases as possible for colouring to add to the effect. I then took a selection of Brusho's, Emerald Green, Cobalt Blue and Violet. I hung the dripping wet fabric up and sprinkles in patches with the Brusho's, spritzed with more water and let the colour spread through the fabric. I then turned the fabric and repeated the process until I was happy with the result. I then left this to dry.

I selected 2 fabrics for the design, a plain black cotton and  a Downton Pattern fabric from the Lady Mary Collection and ironed on some Heat n Bond. I cut out three of the 'Folk Heart Base' in both colours and two of the fine outlines in black. I also cut a stem and leaf from the black cotton. In addition I cut out the word 'Love' in both colours and added them to the opposite hearts.

To pin the cushion cover I placed the material (wrong side) around the cushion pad and pinned one side in place, being careful not to pin to the cushion. Then I slipped it out, pinned the other side and sewed down both sides with a very close straight stitch. I turned it the right side out and pressed.

Then I arranged my flowers design using the die cut fabrics and ironed with a very hot iron (no steam). Either side of the main design I added and pressed the fine heart outline and stamped a word in each of them from Leonie's collection.

I hope you like this project, it's nice to do something a little different and answer the questions that were asked at the same time. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today and I hope you will come again. Take care xxx


  1. It is great to see something very different and also beautiful at the same time. Love the way you have coloured the cushion cover itself to start with,then used the dies to cut out your pattern. End result a very easy to follow step by step and a gorgeous cushion cover!
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

  2. Thank you Nicola, It's nice to make the other things too. I wanted to try the fabric as a few people had asked. So pleased you like it xxx

  3. Oh wow Nick I absolutely love your cushion the dies and stamps do work so well. And the colours are amazing and work so well together. Hugs Janet xxx

  4. Oh wow Nick I absolutely love your cushion the dies and stamps do work so well. And the colours are amazing and work so well together. Hugs Janet xxx

  5. Wow! This is amazing Nick. I wouldn't have thought to us Brusho's on material. A very pretty cushion. Thank you for sharing this with us.