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Tree Cushion

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16772

Eileen Hull

Eileen grew up in a large art-loving family. She has applied her creative thinking to all sorts of life and career events – from adjusting to thirteen military moves and raising four children to developing popular craft product lines. In 2009, Sizzix launched her first ScoreBoards™ dies, specially designed to cut and score matboard and thicker materials. Eileen enjoys working with recycled materials and "treasures" from thrift stores, or even better, those found on the curb!

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Overview

It's as timeless as it is treasured! If you're inspired by bold patterns, then this cushion will be an amazing addition to your living room. And for a more rustic look, you can easily change the color scheme to make another unique creation.

Sizzix Die(s) Used

  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Flower, Heart & Soul

Instructions

Other Supplies: Cushion Cover, Cushion Pad, Various Shades of Cotton Fabric, Button, Contrasting Thread, Fusible Web, Iron, Label (optional)

  1. Following the manufacturer's instructions, apply fusible web to the wrong sides of your chosen fabrics.
  2. Draw a tree top shape onto the darkest adhesive-backed fabric, make sure the size works with the size of the cushion cover. Trim the tree to size and then heat fuse into position on the cushion cover.
  3. Cut a 1cm strip of the same adhesive-backed fabric and heat fuse in place from the bottom of the cushion cover to the centre of the tree shape.
  4. Either hand or machine stitch around the edge of the tree and down the centre of the tree trunk using contrasting thread and regular running stitch.
  5. Die-cut several leaf shapes in different shades of grey and beige and then heat fuse them into position as shown in the project image.
  6. Sew a label and button to complete your cushion.