Friday, 5 January 2018

A Big Fluffy Cushion

2018 is now here, and January weather is as bleak as always! Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to share some of the Christmas presents that I made to give to people. I made pretty much all of my gifts this year which I'm really pleased about. So, let's start with... a huge fluffy cushion! A few months ago, we saw a lovely and soft but expesive cushion at John Lewis. At the time, Christmas was a few months away, but after seeing that cushion (which my sister loved) I knew I wanted to make her one for Christmas. Finding the fabric was actually really difficult, it was all either too expensive or faux-fur which wasn't soft - until I stumbled accross Higgs and Higgs at the sewing bee live and I found the perfect fabric. It's called a 'fur fleece' and it is so incredibly soft! I needed less than a metre too, so overall the cushion cost a lot less to make than to buy.

It was a very simple construction. I knew I wanted it to be big, so I bought a super long (60cm to be precise) white zip from Fabric Land. I then folded the fabric in half and sewed around the edges - it really couldn't have been easier. The cushion is approximately 80x80cm. To give you an idea of how big that is, this is my sister holding the cushion. As you can see it is suitably big and fluffy and squishy! It's the perfect size for her anyhow (although can a fluffy cushion really be too big?!).

I'm really happy with this make overall and so is the recipient! It was really fun as well as quick and easy to make, I'd highly reccommend this idea as a present for the small (or big!) people in your lives.  You can see from the close up that there is a lovely almost clamshell effect on the fabric, which adds a really nice bit of texture. I've got several more Christmas makes to share too, so keep an eye out for those!

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