How to make a felt flower cushion

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    Funky felt cushions with 3D flowers or leaves are hot news on the home style catwalk, and just one cushion can add a whole new dimension to your space. Follow our steps to make your own – choose a coloured felt in a punchy shade for a designer feel, like our stand-out yellow.

    Takes 2hr

    Costs £12.24

    What you’ll need

    Mellow Yellow wool felt, £9.75 per m, Sew Inspiring

    Circular objects to draw around, about 5cm in diameter

    Pencil

    Scissors

    Needle

    Sewing machine and thread

    40cm x 40cm cushion pad, £2.49, Dunelm Mill

    Draw five circles onto the felt using the round objects (a tumbler is
    ideal). Cut out. Take one circle and fold in half to form a petal. Hand stitch from the middle of the fold to the curve’s edge, then oversew the edges, following the curve a third of the way.

    Repeat to make four more petals. Repeat to make a set of five petals slightly bigger and one set slightly smaller.

    Take the first set of five petals and stitch together to form a flower. Add a small circle of
    felt to the flower’s centre to conceal your stitches.

    Repeat to make the other two flowers.

    Cut a front piece of felt 42cm x 42cm and two 42cm x 28cm pieces for
    the back. Pin the three flowers at one corner of the front and hand
    stitch in place.

    With right side facing up, pin the back pieces over the front so they overlap. Machine stitch the four edges together. Turn the cushion cover right way and add the pad.

    If you’ve made our cushion we’d love to see the results – just post a pic on our Facebook page. Find lots more craft ideas and easy makes on our brand-new website and keep up to date with Style at Home on Twitter.

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