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Turn your favourite photos in to an awesome cushion!
One of my best friends, Jenny, just got engaged to her boyfriend Rin, so I wanted to make something special to congratulate them with. A photo cushion seemed like the perfect idea and it was so much fun to make.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1120 projects »
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  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by picking 16 photos you'd like to have on your cushion. Crop them down in to squares and add Instagram effects to give them a photostrip look. Arrange them in strips of 4 and print them on to transfer paper. I used one whole sheet plus a third of another, to make 4 strips.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the photos out in to four strips, leaving a slight margin of white around the edges to resemble a paper photostrip.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Prepare the cushion by cutting two 12" x 12" squares of black fabric, and finding a matching zip.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Arrange the photostrips on one of the squares in a layout you like.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove the backing paper from the transfers, cover with baking paper and iron in place.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Iron all of the photostrips in place.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin the zip, facing downwards along the bottom of the fabric.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew along the edge, removing the pins as you go.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pin the zip to the second rectangle of fabric and sew in place.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Unzip the zip (this is important to remember, or you won't be able to turn it inside out) and pin around the other edges.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew around the edges of your cushion.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 12
    Step 12

    Trim off any excess fabric and zip.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold inside out and you're all done.

  • How to make a cushion. Photostrip Cushion - Step 14
    Step 14

    Stuff with a cushion and admire your creation!

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callan.porter
callan.porter · Dubai, Dubai, AE
ughhhh is there a link for the template? I dont have instagram -.- This is so nice!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Not really, I just cropped my images in to squares and then printed them out in a grid. The backing paper is white anyway, so I just cut that in to strips. Sorry I can't be more helpful!
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Wow! Lovely! You did a fantastic job on this project!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Thanks Happy
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I have to find the stuff to make this sometime! Happy
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Mousey
Mousey · Parañaque, Metro Manila, PH · 85 projects
This is such a sweet idea! It turned out lovely! Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Thanks so much xo
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jolene.flynn
jolene.flynn · Antrim, Northern Ireland, GB · 23 projects
Class love it Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Thanks x
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Cinnamon S.
Cinnamon S. · Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, MY · 8 projects
Aww it's a great personal present for the newly-engaged!! I've never seen any transfer paper onto fabric here, is there a brand for it?
Goth Kitty
Goth Kitty · Great Yarmouth, England, GB · 19 projects
Its like tshirt printing paper. same stuff.
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
I bought mine from eBay - you should try there too Happy
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lindsey.wagner.180
lindsey.wagner.180 · 23 projects
There are cameras that produce the lomography effects that Instagram mimics.
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Bella
Bella
What if you don't have Instagram :C
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
There are lots of free online alternatives you can use. Just Google Instagram alternatives! Happy
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KATHY  H.
KATHY H. · Rossville, Georgia, US · 3 projects
love this do you have a tutorial for it?
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Hey Kathy, I'm not sure what you mean? The tutorial is above! Happy
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Raashi
Raashi · Indore, Madhya Pradesh, IN · 7 projects
I love this diy Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Thanks!
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Anna H.
Anna H. · Kassel, Hesse, DE · 243 projects
I'm so gonna make this for Christmas, wanted to try that transfer paper anyway ^^
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
Yay - can't wait to see how it turns out!
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