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Feather Cushion - Feat. Indian Summer

Project by Jo Eldred

Fabric: Indian Summer, a collaboration with the V&A

I made an Applique Rough edge Feather cushion, using an embroidery file from SWPEA and using my Brother V3 Embroidery Machine.

What you'll need:

  • 6x10 hoop (160mm x 260mm) hoop


  • Fabric A – 2x 20cm x 30cm (8”x 12”) background

  • Small pieces of fabric for the feather applique – 14 feather pieces per panel

Finished dimensions - 30cmW x 50cmL (12”x 20”)

How to make:

Following the steps on the Embroidery machine, you place each piece of fabric down, stitch the line and then trim as close as possible using Duckbill scissors.

I made 2 feather sections, placed them facing Right Sides Together and stitched them together using a ¼ seam.

Cut 4 strips to edge the cushion, stitched right sides together.

I ironed the seams open and now want to make a zipped closure cushion cover.

Stitch the front cushion with a plain piece of fabric, I stitched the long edge then lay the two pieces open and iron flat. Lay the zip face down and sew using a zipper foot, Unpick the seam to expose the zip.

Then open the zip and then stitch around all 4 edges turn the cushion right side out and stuff.

To see more from Jo, follow her on Instagram @jojewelsoutoftime and Facebook 'Jewels Out Of Time'.

Made by Jo Eldred for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.

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