Mini Flamingo Cushion
Make sure a room always stands out from the crowd with this mini flamingo cushion.
Essential trends fat quarters by The Craft Cotton Company in pink
Felt for the eyes
black (5 x 5 cm)
white (10 x 10 cm)
Batting 30 x 30 cm
Draw out your flamingo body, beak, foot and wing template, and cut out the fabric with a 0.5 cm seam allowance. When cutting fold the fabric in half with the wrong sides together, so after cutting you will have two pieces with the pattern on the outside.
For the legs cut out 4 strips from the same coloured fat quarter 4 cm wide 23 cm long.
For the feet using the template take two different coloured fat quarters and cut out 2 pieces from each with a 0.5 cm seam allowance (4 pieces in total).
Sew the feet pieces onto the bottom of the legs.
Place one of the joined leg and feet pieces onto the batting and draw around, cut out and repeat so you have two batting pieces.
Place one of the leg batting pieces down, place a leg piece on top with its right side facing up and place another leg piece (with a different coloured foot piece) on top with its right side down. Sew around leaving a 5 cm gap for turning down the side of the foot. Turn out the leg and slip stitch close the gap.
Take the wing template and using two different coloured fat quarters cut out 2 wing pieces from each with a 0.5 cm seam allowance (4 pieces in total). Cut out 2 pieces of batting using the same template.
Place a piece of wing batting down then a piece of wing fabric on top with its right side facing up, place another wing piece (of a different colour) on top with its right side down and sew around leaving a 5 cm gap for turning. Turn out the right way and slip stitch close the gap.
Cut out the beak from 1 fat quarter and sew onto the front and back body pieces.
Sew the wings onto the side of the body with a slip stitch.
From the black felt cut out 2 circles 1 cm in diameter. From the white felt cut out 2 circles 4 cm in diameter. Sew the black circles onto the middle of the white circles then sew these onto each side of the head.
Place the front and back body pieces right sides together and place the legs in-between these with the top edges of the legs against the raw edges of the body fabric (so the legs are folded up inside the body). Sew around leaving a 8 cm gap for turning. Turn out the right way, stuff and slip stitch close the gap.
Your flamingo is now complete!
Made by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew for The Craft Cotton Company 2018