Sunday, March 14, 2010


My baby turned 13 this week - another milestone! I printed some photos onto the inkjet fabric sheets, found a motif from a purchased cushion that was no longer functioning, and decided to add a couple of cool iron on patches and some fabric for the borders - yes, another birthday cushion ...... sorry about the colour on this - oops!

I unpicked some of her old Size 7 jeans for the cushion back.
I used applique foot Twenty Three (the number two character has gone into early retirement on this computer ...!) to applique the sequinned fairy ......
I stitched together the unpicked jean pieces to try to get some kind of flat squarish shape - I did two rows of topstitching to represent proper jean seams and I kept the raw edges visible.
I squared off the back of cushion shape and added some bleached denim to fill in the blanks.

here is the completed cushion top, and of course, I used Goldies Cushion Inserts (70cm),

I use invisible zippers in the side seam.
She loved it! Happy Birthday my dear little Sweet Pea!


  1. What a fantastic idea, it's beautiful. She will cherish this cushion forever!

  2. Happy Birthday to your Princess and she will enjoy her pillow. Thanks for the inspiration... need to try my hand at that.

  3. What a terrific cushion. I think my almost teen would like a birthday cushion, such a great idea.

  4. what a beautiful and special birthday present, I bet she did love it. I think that thoughtful pressies like these are the best because they last forever & show how much you care xo


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