Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!
I have been wanting to make one of these cushions for ages and when our NEW Button Boxes arrived I knew I had just the right buttons for the project.
I didn't want to phaff around making the cushion cover I am not very good with piping and zips! I spied this cushion on my shopping trip with Bev last Thursday, cushion cover with cushion pad for £3.50 it quickly found it's way into my basket. I only wished I had bought the other colours - they would make perfect presents. Head over to your nearest Wilkinsons store and grab a cushion for this project.
When I had this project in my mind, it was going to be a long LOVE cushion but I think this square version has worked really well.
The word LOVE is in capitals and is a Font called Arial Black (I think it is a standard font on most computers), the letter size is very large at 480. These will fit onto a cushion 40cm square. I just printed the letters out on plain paper and roughly cut away the excess paper. I pinned LVE onto some toning felt and cut them out, cutting through the paper and the felt at the same time.
I arranged all the letters onto the cushion trying to make sure they were central, I pinned the paper O in place just to make sure it all fitted. With 6 strands of embroidery thread I stitched the letters to the cushion, L and E were straight forward running stitches. I used blanket stitch for the V. Sewing them down was a bit fiddly to start with, until I slipped a magazine into the cushion cover. It meant that I did not have to worry about catching the back of the cushion cover by mistake. I had this all completed by Thursday evening!
For the O I tacked around the inside and the outside shape of the O with some thread so that I would have a clear outline to fill. I unpinned and removed the paper template. I was ready to play!!!!
I used 2 strands of embroidery thread to sew the button on with, I wanted the thread to stand out. The NEW button boxes are filled with assorted sizes of buttons, some with two holes others with four. I sewed buttons all the way round the outside of the O, making sure I choose different sizes and colours. I then filled the space with more buttons until the O was complete. It was so much fun, picking the buttons. I found the magazine inside the cushion a great help again.
I will definitely be making this project again. If you have not seen our NEW Button Boxes yet you can find them HERE, I used the Delphinium Crush box.