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Immortalise your little darlings' artworks - then sit on them!!
I made this as a thank you to my son's main carer at nursery - she loved it!

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  • How to sew an applique cushion. Children's Picture Applique Cushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your little one to draw a picture - nice and big, ideally the size you want the finished image to be. If you are using a smaller/larger image then you need to enlarge/shrink it to the right size for your cushion using a photocopier.

  • How to sew an applique cushion. Children's Picture Applique Cushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Break down the main parts of the picture and trace onto Bondaweb. I used the body, head and sleeves for the person and left out all the details - you add them later.

    Iron the shapes onto various scraps of fabric and cut out the shapes.

  • How to sew an applique cushion. Children's Picture Applique Cushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Arrange the shapes right side up onto a blank piece of fabric big enough to be the front of your cushion. Your picture will be a mirror image of the original.

    Take the paper off the Bondweb and iron the pieces into place. Now you can sew details in using your favourite embroidery. I used blanket stitch, french knots and running stiches but the sky's the limit here.

    Assemble cushion cover using your favourite method. I added in a dotty border for fun and a label on the side with 'thank you' written on it with fabric marker.

    Enjoy!

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