Sunday, April 18, 2010

Little elephant cushions

Another DIY project for the nursery. These cute elephant cushions look best when you use a nice patterned fabric. The orange fabric is from IKEA. Use a contrast fabric for the ears.
Use the last image as pattern and rescale it to A4 size for the small elephant and to A3 size for the bigger one. Cut the body two times with 1 cm seam allowance. Then cut the ears out of the paper pattern and then twice out of the contrast fabric. This time with no seam allowance. Applique the ears to the body using your zig-zag stitch. Also stitch the eyes with a straight stitch (start from the outside and finish in the middle of the eye). Now you can either stitch the body directly onto one another leaving a little gap or you can cut another piece of the body fabric about four to five cm wide and as long as the circumference of the body pattern. This will be the side of the cushion. Stitch it to the body pattern leaving a gap at the end so you can easily close the seam of the side part. Stitch the other side to the second body part and this time you can completely close the seam. Turn the sewn parts inside out and fill them with cushion filling (if you use polyester filling you can wash it if needed). The last step is closing the seam.

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