Hi again sewing enthusiasts,
It’s Jennifer Tryon here with my weekly Crafter’s Companion Blog takeover! Be sure to check back every Wednesday for a special sewing blog post from yours truly. I’ll be making sacks full of exciting projects including, clutch bags, bunting and even a Gemini cover! I can’t wait to get started.
This week, I’m showing you how I’ve given my home a monochrome update with some handmade cushions!
To Get Started You’ll Need…
Solid black and solid gray fabric
16 pieces of different or coordinating fabric
Crafters Companion Fabric Adhesive Sheets
Crafters Companion Square Nesting Dies
Gemini Die Cutting Machine
Gemini Stitch Sewing Machine
I began by cutting 8 squares of black and 8 squares of gray fabric using the largest of the square
nesting dies and the Gemini machine.
Cut out 16 smaller squares using the next to smallest size of the square nesting
Cut out 16 pieces of the Crafter’s Companion Fabric Adhesive using the next to
smallest die from the square nesting dies.
Peel off one side of the adhesive square and attach one of the smaller pieces of
fabric. Then remove the back paper from the adhesive square and attach it to the
larger black or gray square. Using your sewing machine stitch around the edge of
the smaller die. I used a decorative applique stitch for my squares.
Arrange your squares in 4 rows of 4 and sew each row using a 1/4” seam allowance.
Press seams in opposite directions for each row. Then attach the 4 rows together
using a 1/4” seam allowance. Press all row seams upwards. Then attach the front of
the pillow to a 20 1/2” square piece of solid black or gray fabric. Sew with the top
side facing the inside. Sew around the edge of the square leaving a few inches so
you can turn the pillow right side out. Then turn the pillow right side out. I used
cotton batting to fill the pillow. Be sure to get batting in each corner. Then I used
an invisible stitch to sew up the hole where I inserted the batting.