Friday, April 25, 2014
50cm of fabric if using a solid more if its patterned.
1Cut fabric, one piece for the front 42cm X 42cm. Two pieces for the back 25cm X 42cm.
2 Starting with the back pieces fold one long side under 1cm press flat, repeat and iron to create the hem. Stitch down its length. Repeat with the other back piece.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
finished project 36cm ( 14in)
furnishing fabric approximately 40cm (16in)
cushion pad 36cm (14in) square
1 Cut two 38cm (15in) squares. Most furnishing fabrics will indicate on the selvedge which way a pattern runs. its a good idea to cut and stitch both pieces running the same way. I placed a pin to help me remember which way is up.
2 (this step is optional) Looking at my fabric I felt it needed a pop of colour so I satin stitched the centres of some of the flowers with neon yellow embroidery thread.
4 Stitch around the perimeter 1 cm in from the edge. remove pins as you stitch. Back stitch start and finish to reinforce stitch. Zig-zag edge to prevent fraying.
To help me sew straight I keep the needle in the centre position on my machine and line up the fabric with the edge of the all-purpose foot. This does two things it gives a seam of about 1cm and a straight line.
5 Turn right side out, gently poke out corners with a chopstick. Insert pillow pad and slip stitch opening closed.
(if your pillow form has a zipper closure, open it and gently ease some stuffing into the corners for some nice corners.)