Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

HOW TO MAKE A CLOUD CUSHION


I made this cloud cushion for my nephew’s first birthday. It was to go with his nursery’s theme. I enjoyed making it, so I thought I would make it my first how-to blog post.

Things you will need:

  • White felt or similar
  • Pink felt
  • Patterned cotton fabric
  • Scissors
  • A pen / pencil / dressmakers chalk
  • Embroidery thread in pink and black
  • Cotton thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Needles
  • Pins

Step 1: Mark out your cloud

Mark out the shape of your cloud onto the back of the felt. Make it slightly bigger than you want the finished cloud to be. Then cut out your shape.

Cloud Step 1a
Cloud Step 1b

Step 2: Trace onto backing fabric

Use your cut out felt shape to trace your shape onto your chosen backing fabric and cut out (I used pinking shears to stop my fabric fraying).

Cloud Step 2a
Cloud Step 2b

Step 3: Pin right sides together

Pin the right sides of your two fabrics together and select thread to go with your felt.

Cloud Step 3

Step 4: Sew the two sides together

Thread your sewing machine and set it to a zigzag stitch (my settings are pictured below). Then sew the two sides together (I find it helpful to test my stitch on scrap pieces of fabric first) making sure to leave a small opening at the end and turn the out through the gap.

Cloud Step 4a
Cloud Step 4b
Cloud Step 4c
Cloud Step 4d

Step 5: Add details

Cut out two circles from the pink felt and glue into position for cheeks. Use the embroidery thread to backstitch eyes and mouth in black, and border the cheeks in pink.

Cloud Step 5a
Cloud Step 5b
Cloud Step 5c

Step 6: Stuff and finish

Use toy stuffing to fill the cloud, sew up the gap and your done!

Cloud Step 6a
Cloud Step 5b


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