Over the past couple of years, home crafting has become increasingly popular and this has never been more obvious than in this current lockdown environment we find ourselves in. As such, we thought it might be fun to offer a cushion sewing kit to allow people to create their own design. In order to make this a little more 'user friendly' we have also put together a simple kit, available to buy on the website, together with the following step by step guide to do this. Plus our own 'Dunlin' fabric is now also available to buy by the half metre as an alternative. We hope you have fun being creative!
1. Firstly draw your design on a piece of paper to use as a template for the spotty Melin Tregwynt wool panel. For example, this could be a heart shape or an initial...or both!
2. Pin your paper template to the wool and cut it out
3. Use a Pritstick type glue or pin and tack the wool shape in place
4. Zig zag round the edge of the fabric or use a straight line stitch 3mm from the raw edge. Iron/press on wrong side after.
5. Pin the right sides of the two panels together approx 1cm from the edge, leaving the bottom side free to add the zip
6. Pin or tack the zip in place before sewing, with the right side of the zip facing inside the cushion.
7. Sew both sides of the zip onto both pieces of fabric.
8. Start sewing the whole cushion together by starting at one end of the zip, going all round the cushion until you get to the other end of the zip, 1.5cm from the raw edge.
9. Snip off the triangular corners before opening the zip and turning the cushion the right way round. Poke your fingers up into the corners, to straighten out the fabric.
10. Press the finished cushion and fill with the cushion pad.