Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Patchwork Cushion Mk.2 - Tutorial(ish)

In the light of my recent worky projects I've been feeling a little bit crafty, so I decided I'd have a go at another patchwork cushion.

Whilst I was making it, I thought it would be fun to take a few photos and post up a bit of a tutorial... I took the pictures on my phone - so sorry about the poor quality! I hope it makes sense too, I've not written a tutorial before... so any suggestions on how I could improve would be welcome!

Step 1 - Choose 6 different fabrics, and cut strips of 90mm x 540mm from each fabric. Then cut these up again into six equal squares, measuring 90mm x 90mm. It helps if you use a rotary cutter, and cutting mat! you should have 36 squares altogether. (I didn't take pics of this... but you end up with lots of 90mm x 90mm squares)

Step 2 - On the back of each square, measure draw a line 5mm in from each side using a water soluble pen, or tailors chalk. This will be your seam allowance.

Step 3 - Arrange your squares into the pattern you'd like them to be on your cushion front.

I decided to use lots of orange
fabrics for this cushion.