A delightful cushion embellished with easy floral segments that will brighten any chair or garden.
Modern Take on a Simple Cushion
Modern simple shapes and colours are used to create this delightful cushion for use in the garden, in the kitchen or anywhere else that needs a little bit of Spring .
Created with simple shapes from modern fabrics and fused into place; the use of textured linen or Osnaburg also adds to the charm.
This is a really lovely design which you can copy or use as a means of inspiration.
You could think about using older fabrics, tablecloths, embroidered textiles
Jo has also used simple embroidery stitches to enhance the simple shapes; running stitch or a stem stitch with stranded embroidery threads or cotton perle is easy to use. Jo has also used the pattern printed on the fabric itself -such as the rose –
You could think about adding Ric-Rac to the design by stitching it straight onto the cushion fabric; or as in this case the jumbo version has been added into the edging as a detail.
Embellish with buttons
Jo also adds texture and interest from her supply of buttons but keeps within the floral theme.
This is a great idea for the younger sewers in the family to have a go at being creative.
Jo has a day-job as a journalist but she loves to sew; she shares her love of sewing with her children and recently has added writing sewing articles to her c.v.
Jo makes reference to a shop in France called Maison Sajou – don’t be put off by all the french words – the pictures are great!