Monday, 30 June 2014


by Andrea ( Bea )Vonk • 30/06/2014

Photo: Andrea ( Bea ) Vonk  Styling: Andrea ( Bea) Vonk


Here's another example if you are stuck for a present - I have always find it really hard to figure out what to give the men in my family ! The personalised cushion I made in a few posts ago went down so well that I decided to make another one for the next birthday boy. Here's again how to go about it.
-remember -  it's a unique way to say how much you value the person you are giving the present to.. here's my easy modern twist for a great present ! ( and while you are doing your design, you may as well make a card as well ! )

 You will need : 

white cotton or linen 
different scraps of colored fabric
 " Bondaweb" or similar iron-on adhesive for fabric 

1. Take a simple pillow slip with an envelope closing at the back as your example for a pattern .
2 .Cut your white cotton or linen according to this pattern.If you want to achieve a small rectangular cushion simple adjust the size a bit.
3.Print off the name of the person for which the cushion will be made in a font you like on your printer.
4.Cut out the letters in paper then arrange on the different coloured fabric and move around till you have a combination of colours you like.  
5. Cut out the fabric letters using the paper font letters as a guide line.
6 .Iron some " Bondaweb" or other similar fabric adhesive that will attach one fabric to another on the back of the letters , then iron the letters to the cushion.If need be you can also as an extra measure, zigzag the letters to the fabric as well.
7. Add an image in fabric underneath the name , again using " Bondaweb".Choose an image that is perfect for the person you are making it for, so say a rugby ball for someone who is crazy about rugby, or a tennis racket for a tennis fan- then gift it to the lucky friend you made it for-proudly.Always better than anything you can buy for them . 

Cushion design : Andrea ( Bea ) Vonk  Card Design: Andrea ( Bea) Vonk

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