Halloween bat cushion with appliqué
Updated: Sep 29, 2022
This appliqué cushion complete with some very cheeky looking bats is perfect for adding some extra Halloween creepiness to your house this Halloween.
Cushion pad: 45x45 cm
Batman Halloween cotton print by The Craft Cotton Company:
1 piece 50 x 50 cm
2 pieces 55 x 55 cm
Black fabric by The Craft Cotton Company: 50 x 50 cm
Batting: 50 x 50 cm
White felt: 10 x 10 cm
Cut out bat templates in two different sizes. To make the templates, fold a piece of paper in half and draw out one side of the bat, cut around this then fold out flat to give you your bat template.
Cut out 2 large bats and 3 small bats.
Cut out small triangles from the white felt to make the bat fangs.
Sew the white felt fangs and black eye sequins on to the bats.
Place the batting behind the front cushion piece (50 x 50 cm Batman fabric piece) and pin the bats into position.
Sew around the edge of the bats in black, next sew around 1 cm from the edge of the bat in orange to create the quilted detail.
Fold the two 55 x 55 cm pieces in half to create the two back pieces.
Place the front cushion piece right side facing up and then place the two backing pieces right sides down on top making sure that they overlap in the middle by around 2/3 cm.
Sew around the cushion then turn out the right way.
Tutorial by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch Sew for the Craft Cotton Company 2017