3 Jan 2014

DIY no-sew cushion


Hello, I promised more DIY's this year so here is my first! I've recently been sent some A-MAZING bedding that I am totally in love with (a tease of it can be seen in the photo), its completely changed the look of my room, I'm dead excited to show you my new bedding, I am gathering extras to put with it first and then I will reveal who its by and show you the final look and how I style it! So new bedding means I need new cushions right? Well I already had a stack of cushions for my other bedding that I'd spent a small fortune on but they will not suit my new colour scheme. I really didn't want to go spend another days wage on cushions so I decided to make some. My lovely mum bought me a sewing basket full with goodies inside and a sewing machine for christmas but weirdly my first project was a no sew! I'm going to show you how I created the cushion above which cost me £3 and took 30 mins! 

You will need-
Pom poms (mine are from Hobbycraft, £1 in the sale) 
Plain cushion cover ( Hobbycraft, £1 in the sale)
Felt, I used two colours
Paper (for your stencil) 
Fabric glue
Pins
Scissors 

I drew the letter N on to some paper, I then cut it out and pinned it onto the felt and cut it out from two different coloured pieces. I did this letter from my head but you could easily use sites like dafont to get some typeface inspo. I then placed the green one on top of the pink and moved the green one to the left, I then glued the two pieces together. You may need to trim some of the felt from the one underneath, to neaten it up. Then once that is done I glued it onto the center of my cushion cover

Take your pompom and put a small amount of glue on it and some onto the edge of the cushion cover where you intend to stick your pom. I put a cushion in my cover to help me find the edges and have something to hold, as well press against. Another thing to do is to put your hand or some card in to help press against.

The glue I used took hold within about 20 seconds, but I'd recommend testing your glue first on some scrap felt before starting your project to make sure when it dries you cant see it through the material and to get a better idea of how quick it bonds and how much you will need

Continue to put your pompoms all the way around the edges. For the side with the zip just stick them on one side of the material that covers the zip, make sure to life it off with your fingers when you are gluing so you don't glue to the zip!

Once your pompoms are completely around the edges your set to go! You should be able to run your hand through the pompoms on the edge and them not feel like they could come off.

Hope you enjoyed this DIY,  remember to check back soon for the complete look of my new bedding!
Much Love
Natasha x
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28 comments

  1. Your posts really inspire me to get crafty. I too got a sewing machine for christmas so im hoping you do some projects with that soon! Im looking at eventually making a floral Cath Kidston style patchwork quilt but only just learning how everything works on my sewing machine so that will be a while away yet!
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    1. That means so much to hear that! x

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  2. Hey this looks wonderful!! Blast of colour!

    Faded Windmills

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  3. This is so cool. Really want to be more creative this year! Feeling inspired ;)

    http://lifebyemmy.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'd love to see what you do! x

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  4. I just love this effect! Now I'm thinking about who I can make one for this year... :L Gisforgingers xx

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    1. haha get the christmas presents sorted this month! x

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  5. Ah I absolutely love this it is adorable! Wish I was as crafty as you!
    xxx

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  6. this is so cute, I've been wanting to do something similar but not having my sewing machine with me at uni is so frustrating, so I'll definitely be doing this one!

    tie-dye-eyes

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  7. I'm definitely going to try this, it looks really cute! x

    http://myfashionkicks.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Gonna try this! Your pillow looks really cute :)

    http://relocatewonderland.blogspot.gr/

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  9. This is such a cute project and exactly what I need for college. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Super cute, especially the pom poms
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  11. This looks so cute and easy to make too. ♥ I'm a big fan of any pompom things. :)

    Abigail x
    www.deardaffodils.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. how easy! love it.

    come check out my blog,
    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/2014/01/coffee-talk-thoughts-on-being-brave.html

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  13. Super cute! Bet it was fun to make too :)

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  14. This is amazing!! So impressed. I might do this for my friend's birthday xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

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