Funky felt

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My daughter was 13 last weekend. I couldn’t let a birthday go by without at least one handmade present.Minerva 10
I’d had this planned for a while. Many of you know that once a month I blog for Minerva Crafts, a huge online (and actual shop in Darwen) fabric, haberdashery and craft emporium, as my part of their ‘bloggers network’. They provide me with fabric of my choice. I make and blog, both here and on their site, and (hopefully) they sell the items required for the make as a handy kit. Back in April I needed to choose my next three Minerva Crafts projects and with Freya’s birthday coming up in May I thought I would take advantage.

My parcel arrived a few weeks ago. This shows the materials for my next three Minerva Projects.

 

I had chosen this denim and contrasting bright felts to make cushions for Freya’s bed.Minerva 1a

There was also an 18inch cushion pad that came with the kit.
Should you like to have a go, here’s how I did it.
I cut out a piece of denim 18 inches by 36 inches. This will make the front of 2 cushions. You should always make your cushion covers 1 inch smaller than your cushion pad to give you a nice plump cushion.

Then using items from around the house I cut circles of various diameters from the felt and laid them out on the denim.
Each felt circle was carefully pinned and then stitched close to the edge in matching thread.Minerva 3
I then cut the denim into 2 pieces 18 inches by 18 inches.
To keep the funky theme on the back of the cushion I inserted a bright red zip, straight down the middle. I made sure not to sew close to the zip to leave a good slash of red exposed.
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It was then just a case of a quick sew of the front sections to the back, right sides together.
And here we go!Minerva 7Minerva 8
What do you think?Minerva 10
She loved them.

Love, Lucie x

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. I’m not surprised she loved them. Fabulous looking cushions 🙂

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  2. Just right for a young lady’s bedroom. The zip detail is a bit of fun.
    I like the look of the fabric in your Minerva bundle – looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

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    • I love that animal collection. The fabric is fabulous quality. I’m making some fabric storage buckets for a nursery. Lucky we have those two new babies in the family!

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  3. These are brilliant! I love the colours 🙂

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  4. Great cushions! I really like them, they have a little retro look! Glad your daughter loved them!

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  5. Ooh you have a knitting project coming up! I love choosing things for the Minerva projects, it’s so much fun 🙂 and happy birthday Freya!

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  6. The cushion is amazing , and you just solved a dilemma for me…more on that next month!

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  7. Just love the cushion. They makes you smile!

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  8. Lovely cushions just right for a young girl. 🙂

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  9. Love the cushions. They’re so bright and cheerful. I can’t wait to see what you make with the other items too 🙂

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  10. Very striking cushions. Not quite what I would make for myself but I can see why your daughter loved them. You make such beautiful things.

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  11. Amazing how you can just whip up these fab cushions, the design looks great and i love the splashes of bright colour.

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