How to Make a Personalised Cushion

This cushion is for one of my friends. She loves shabby chic and this is my attempt to shabby something chic.

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How to Make a Personalised Cushion
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My materials.

My materials.

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Measure your cushion and sew up a pillowcase (see my guide on how to do that) On this I used press studs. I sewed them on by hand.

Measure your cushion and sew up a pillowcase (see my guide on how to do that) On this I used press studs. I sewed them on by hand.

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You can sew over your pins providing you sew across them, the needle will just glide off the pins.

You can sew over your pins providing you sew across them, the needle will just glide off the pins.

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I used pair of compasses to make two semicircles. If you don't have any use a plate.

I used pair of compasses to make two semicircles. If you don't have any use a plate.

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I made a template of a leaf and trace it on to the felt.

I made a template of a leaf and trace it on to the felt.

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I sewed on the felt leafs two at a time following the semicircle. I used a transparent press foot so I could see where I was going.

I sewed on the felt leafs two at a time following the semicircle. I used a transparent press foot so I could see where I was going.

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I wanted a clean ending on the garland, so I cut the thread long and using a needle I pulled it on to the backside.

I wanted a clean ending on the garland, so I cut the thread long and using a needle I pulled it on to the backside.

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I tied the two ends together with a knot.

I tied the two ends together with a knot.

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I'm not skilled enough to sew initials on my machine so luckily I found this iron ones

I'm not skilled enough to sew initials on my machine so luckily I found this iron ones

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The finished result. The wrap around piece can't be washed because of the felt, that is why I left it loose.  This seasons first Christmas gift done.

The finished result. The wrap around piece can't be washed because of the felt, that is why I left it loose. This seasons first Christmas gift done.

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