Anna’s made this lovely Liberty Christmas Cushion with her sewing group. There’s nothing quite like a sewing Christmas do and it’s such fun to meet and make a simple project. That way you get more time to natter and enjoy festive treats. This is a really easy make that uses the raw edge appliqué technique which is pretty easy to master.
You will need:
A selection of Liberty festive scraps. The Christmas scrap pack is perfect for this.
Brown fabric scraps for the tree trunks
Cream fabric for the cushion base and backing.
Step 1: Cut the fabric for your cushion background. For an 18″ cushion with a 1/4″ seams allowance cut a square 18.5″. For the envelope backing cut 2 pieces of fabric 18.5″ x 12.5″.
Step 2: Make templates of trees at a size to suit the size of your cushion. Cut out the template.
Step 3: Iron Bondaweb onto the wrong side of the Liberty fabric. Pin the template onto the right side of the fabric and cut out the shape.
Step 4: Peel off the Bondaweb from the back of the shape (Top Tip: use a pin to scratch a line in the Bondaweb and peel easily back).
Step 5: Iron the shapes on the chosen fabric for your cushion front
Step 6: Using the needle down option on your sewing machine (if you have one) sew around the edge of the shape close to the edge. Secure the stitches at the beginning and the end. Repeat with all fabric pieces, changing thread colour where necessary.
Step 7: Take the backing fabric piece 18.5″ x 12.5″. Fold over and press 1/4″, fold over another 1/4″, press and stitch. Repeat for the other backing piece of fabric.
Step 8: Assembling your cushion. With right sides together, place the cushion front and two backing pieces together. (The sewn sides of the backing should be placed towards the centre of the cushion). Sew around all four edges of the cushion. Turn right side out, press and fill with a cushion pad of your choice ( I always stuff cushions with a cushion that is larger to give it a fuller look). Your cushion is finished.
I hope you are enjoying our ideas for festive sewing projects. It’s such a lovely time of the year to enjoy some crafting.