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Halloween Silhouette Envelope Cushion- Patchwork Version

Project by Emma Taylor


Things that you will need:

  • 16” x 16” cushion insert

  • Fabric

  • Sewing machine

  • Sewing accessories

  • Bondaweb or heat transfer vinyl

  • Zip



What to cut:

  • One 16” x 16” piece for the back of the cushion

  • One 16” x 16” front piece that is constructed of a 14”x14” white square with 4 x 2”x16”border strips

  • Your silhouette in your black fabric with bondaweb or with black heat transfer vinyl



How to Make:

Step One- Take your chosen fabric and cut the required pieces of fabric as stated above.



Then construct the front panel. You add the borders to the edges and iron when sewn to keep the seams flat.



Step Two (Applique Method)- Take your applique fabric and bond to the bondaweb. Draw out the shape you want on the front of the cushion. I use a pencil and it stays on enough for you to cut out your shape. Then place your shape/s onto the 14x14inch piece of fabric and iron them into place. You have 2 choices here, you can sew around the edges to give it more security or you can leave it without. The choice is yours.



Step Two (Iron On Method)- Take your iron on vinyl and cut the shape you want. This can be cut by hand or it can be done using a digital cutting machine.



Step Three- Take your two 16x10inch pieces and hem one side on each piece. Measure 1.5cm fold and press, then 1.5cm again fold and press then stitch down. This gives you two neat pieces of fabric ready to complete your cushion.



Step Four- Lay your applique/iron on vinyl piece face up and lie your two back pieces face down on top of the applique with them over lapping. Then pin all around. When this is pinned and secure you can then sew all around the cushion.


Step Five- Done, this is your complete cushion, now go and add it to your spooky display!

Thanks for taking the time to read my tutorial I hope you like it and most of all have fun with it!



To see more from Emma, follow her on Instagram @taylormademisfits and Facebook!



Made by Emma Taylor for The Craft Cotton Co.

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