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So I thought I would do some sewing for a change…

And so I created this Owl cushion.

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It isn’t perfect but I am pleased with it.

I started by drawing my owl on some paper and making some templates. Then I cut my pieces out and used some of that iron fixing stuff to position it onto my background piece. The pieces were then sewn on by hand (I was a bit scared to machine it and I quite like sewing).

Once the owl was done I decided to make a border with corners in a different fabric to carry on the patchwork effect.

The back is fairly basic.

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With an overlap to hold the cushion in. I didn’t want it all the same pattern though so did it it two.

The only thing I am not so happy with is that you can see the cushion through the cream background fabric as it isn’t very thick. I might stitch an extra white layer panel in, but I think I will live with it first and see how much it bothers me.

This was my first project using my new Ikea sewing machine. The cushion is also an Ikea purchase and is smaller than normal cushion. I haven’t done anything like this since I was about 13 and in a textiles lesson at school where I made an appliqué cat cushion. I will have to see if I can find it.

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