Monday, 9 April 2012

Scottie Dog Cushion

I've had a number of issues with my sewing machine recently and have been frightened of using it. So frightened that I have been hand sewing everything for the past year! My hubby and me sat about the task to figure out what was going wrong with it and alas it works better than it did. He even bought me a book for me to understand how to use my sewing machine better. I am really very awful at it and find it a very frightening machine.

So after twiddling, fiddling and threading, this is what I set about making. I had no real plan but to simply get to grips with my machine again. Which worked a treat and in the process I made an uber cute Patchwork cushion, with one little cute scottie dog and a pretty ribbon accessory. I think it looks lovely as an end result and considering it was just a mash up, it turned out rather well. Yippee!

Oh and a lovely tip to make the ribbon accessory! Take 5 - 8 lengths of ribbon (Dependant on thickness) all the same size and fold them over (So that the joins meet in the middle underneath), take one pin and prop your 1st folded ribbon on to your pin (Neat Side Up), repeat with the rest and adjust the angles according to how you want (Like a rotary clock). Once you have all your ribbons in position, place a button on top and sew together! :)

1 comment:

  1. Yay, way to go. Bet your machine will be going full speed ahead now. Lovely cushion.