Good morning !
Today here’s a tutorial for all of you out there who just don’t want to sew a cushion cover ! Because I KNOW how many of you there are ! Every time I hold a workshop I’m hated for talking about sewing, apparently it’s a stressful activity haha So today I kept it simple, we WILL be using a needle BUT it’s a big, fun one to use and it’s NOT for making the cushion cover ! Instead, I bought a ready made, lemon shade one from http://thecleverbaggers.co.uk/. I feel like a cheat but have to admit it was such a simple choice and definitely encouraged me to get down to customising more cushions for our home !
I decided on a heart to decorate my first cushion for my new video space – but not any heart, a neon graphic heart. Hell yeah, had to have some rock ‘n’ roll to it. (Erm, not sure Elvis would agree that a bright pink heart is R’n’R but ya know what I mean).
I love the fact that “embroidery” is getting more and more modern. This is such a twist on needle work and is so so simple to do. It was actually inspired by all those Pinterest pics going around of wall art made from nails and wool – you know the ones I mean ?! I have been so jealous of all those amazing projects because if I started putting nails in my wall my landlord would probably kill me. So I have been planning to use the idea in another way and here we are – a miniature heart version.
The steps are super duper simple and I have done today’s tutorial in photos because yesterday’s video totally wore me out ! Let’s go, hope you like it !
To make a graphic heart cushion cover, YOU WILL NEED :
– A cushion / pillow cover (homemade or ready-made)
– Something to fill it with (fluff or a cushion)
– An A4 piece of paper
– A marker
– A ruler
– A needle big enough for wool
– Wool in any colour you fancy
– An embroidery hoop
Step 20 : …and stitch to the corners of your cover !
This area of my flat is coming on so quickly, it’s like a wave of colour and glow each time I walk into the room – I’m loving it ! Do you ?!
Lots of graphic love,