Layered Cushion – using a stencil

This is a project I made a few years ago, using a stencil with fabric.

I had great fun making a cushion which is layered with fabric, ribbon, lace, applique, beads, buttons, tassels, flowers, stitching, ink, etc!

I pieced together the front of the cushion using scraps of materials and fitted them together to make the square.  I backed the whole piece with some wadding to make it more stable and to help with the free-motion stitching and a few bits of applique.

The cushion was made to fit a 14″x14″ feather-filled cushion pad.

I added bits of lace and ribbon and sewed on some buttons and beads and applique bits.  Using a stencil I inked the design over some of the plain fabric as you can see in the pink, orange, purple and blue.  I used VersaCraft Ink over the stencil and then ironed it to make it permanent.  I then did some free-motion stitching through the design before adding lots of seed beads.

The cushion was finished off with a plain calico back and a zip!  It was a true labour of love and did take a while to make.  As soon as I thought I was finished I then went on to add more beads and more buttons and oh, just one more bead over there and how about a flower…

I just love how versatile stencils/masks are.  They can be used on just about anything!

Bubbly Funk have loads!  See them all here…


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