Several weeks ago, a very special girl spent a day with me in my sewing studio making a cushion with her name appliqued on the front. She did a brilliant job, it was her first time using a sewing machine, her first time making raw edge applique and her first time inserting a zipper! Anyway, she decided she wanted to make one for her younger brother so we arranged another "sewing date" for her to make a start. She traced the letters onto a sheet of Lite Steam-a-Seam 2, fused them to the wrong side of these gorgeous batiks, cut them out and fused them onto a black batik background fabric...
...using a different colour thread for each letter, she carefully completed the raw edge applique using a straight stitch. The basic shape for the cushion had been fused onto a piece of Vliseline H630 wadding so the cushion front was quilted at the same time as the applique was completed. A concealed zipper was added to the back, and a plump foam pad was inserted...
...this was a surprise Christmas present for Charlie, so was hidden away until Boxing Day when they spent the day with us and he was absolutely thrilled to bits with it! I felt so proud that I've been able to teach these skills to such an enthusiastic young girl - she has really enjoyed our "sewing dates" and I'm sure there will be many more to come!
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