This is what it looks like
|elephants on the back|
|Her name on the front|
and this is how to make it
you will need: to make one cushion 45cm x 45cm
At least two contrasting fabrics (I used 3 because i really liked the elephants). I got half a meter of the pink and the elephants and quarter of a meter of the grey, that would be enough to make 2 cushions but it depends on how wide your fabric is.
Double sided iron on interfacing.
A zip to match you fabrics.
|I used 3 because i really like the elephants|
I sewed around the pieces with the over-locker as the fabric frayed quite a bit. This made it easier to work with.
Next draw out the letters using a chalk pencil. you can print some off using word if you don't fancy free hand.
with the double sided iron on interfacing pinned to the under side cut out the letters. I find it much easier to iron on the letters if you do not remove the pins. Just rip the interfacing backing paper, it make it a lot less fiddly
Iron the letters into place insuring you keep the zip in mind when finding the middle of your cushion. then using a zig zag stitch in go around the letters.
After all the fiddly bits it is time to put in the zip. I don't much like putting zips in but I find that taping the zip in place is quicker and easier than trying to hold it in place with pins
Sew a seem around the three remaining edges
Trim close to the seem on the corners so that you get a nice neat finish when you turn it through. Sponge of the chalk and it is finished!
Thanks for reading. x