I’m so excited to release this Name Cushion pattern!
When my eldest daughter moved into a new bedroom, I made her a fabric name cushion to match the décor of her new room.
I didn’t know it then but that, dear Readers, is where this little business began!
She loved her cushion and my other children wanted one too, so I made three cushions.
When their friends came over, they were much admired and there was so much interest that eventually I started to make them commercially.
(Please note this pattern is released for personal use only!)
Over the course of the next year or two, I made cushions for new babies, cushions for birthdays, cushions for house-warmings, cushions for twins, cushions for kids going off to start university, cushions for christenings, cushions for weddings with the happy couple’s new surname, and cushions for a customer’s special Granny’s special chair.
These cushions are simple and quick to make.
They’re also great for showcasing one of those delicious prints you have in your stash!
I use co-ordinating scraps in a range of tones to make up the letters and the appliqué motifs.
The pattern includes the appliqué butterfly, dinosaur and flower motifs but you can have fun embellishing your cushion with fussy cutting and cute little buttons. Do you recognise the owl button? I added one of these to the November block. I am a bit in love with them.
The cushions are made with removable, washable covers – if you have kids, you will know why.
They use a simple envelope back closure.
The sixteen page pattern comes with two full alphabets, both upper-case and lower-case, three appliqué motifs, detailed concise instructions which are illustrated where appropriate. Details for making the cushion pad are included with the pattern.
It is a straightforward, quick project that is suitable for confident beginners. They are suitable for names up to eight or nine characters in length.
You can get your own copy of this pattern NOW from my shop. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have!