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Suffolk Puff gift for my Norfolk Mum!
SUFFOLK PUFF CUSHION COVER
Using any round object as a template ( i used top edge of a pint glass)cut out 49 circles of cotton fabric. I used a combination of plain & vintage ditsy printed Laura Ashley fabric. Lay 1 of these flat with pattern side down & using 1 strand of matching thread run a row of running stitch all around edge...this is pulled up at end & secured to form a little pleated circle (See pic`s), you dont need to turn a hem as you fix a button to front to cover any raw edges. These are called Suffolk Puffs or Yo-Yo`s & can be used either way up, ive used them wuth pleat finish upper as i like it best.Once you have made up all your puffs have fun laying them out on a flat surface until your happy with design. You will see from my pic`s i used cream & wine plain puffs in a central cross & a mix of the patterned but its totally up to yourself. Once happy with layout pick up 2 adjacent puffs, place pulled up faces together & over sew approx 6 small stitches along edge to secure. Continue until you have a row of 7 ( or more if you have chosen to make a bigger design)...just take care to do it evenly so you have a straight row. I find it easier to do a strip like this at a time then sew these strips together. Once all sewn into a large panal you can embellish the puff middles with a button...like i said earlier it covers any raggy edges. Now all you need to do is sew this onto a ready made cushion or i simple made an envelope style cover from cream curtain lining fabric. Because you only use scraps of fabric for the puffs its a fab stash buster, can be made in a multitude of sizes & colours. My cover was 14" sqaure but make yours to suit whatever size pad you have.

Posted by Lizzy NB. from Plymouth, England, United Kingdom • Published
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  • How to sew an applique cushion. Suffolk Puff Cushion Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    SUFFOLK PUFF CUSHION COVER
    Using any round object as a template ( i used top edge of a pint glass)cut out 49 circles of cotton fabric. I used a combination of plain & vintage ditsy printed Laura Ashley fabric. Lay 1 of these flat with pattern side down & using 1 strand of matching thread run a row of running stitch all around edge...this is pulled up at end & secured to form a little pleated circle (See pic`s), you dont need to turn a hem as you fix a button to front to cover any raw edges.

  • How to sew an applique cushion. Suffolk Puff Cushion Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    These are called Suffolk Puffs or Yo-Yo`s & can be used either way up, ive used them wuth pleat finish upper as i like it best.Once you have made up all your puffs have fun laying them out on a flat surface until your happy with design.

  • How to sew an applique cushion. Suffolk Puff Cushion Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    You will see from my pic`s i used cream & wine plain puffs in a central cross & a mix of the patterned but its totally up to yourself. Once happy with layout pick up 2 adjacent puffs, place pulled up faces together & over sew approx 6 small stitches along edge to secure. Continue until you have a row of 7 ( or more if you have chosen to make a bigger design)...just take care to do it evenly so you have a straight roiw. I find it easier to do a strip like this at a time then sew these strips together. Once all sewn into a large panal you can embellish the puff middles with a button...like i said earlier it covers any raggy edges. Now all you need to do is sew this onto a ready made cushion or i simple made an envelope style cover from cream curtain lining fabric. Because you only use scraps of fabric for the puffs its a fab stash buster, can be made in a multitude of sizes & colours.

  • How to sew an applique cushion. Suffolk Puff Cushion Cover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once all sewn into a large panal you can embellish the puff middles with a button...like i said earlier it covers any raggy edges. Now all you need to do is sew this onto a ready made cushion or i simple made an envelope style cover from cream curtain lining fabric.

  • How to sew an applique cushion. Suffolk Puff Cushion Cover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now all you need to do is sew this onto a ready made cushion or i simple made an envelope style cover from cream curtain lining fabric.I found it easiest to pin the whole panel onto cover then slip stitch around the outer edges of puffs ( to save time i just went around all the dark puffs but you can do all around edge. Because you only use scraps of fabric for the puffs its a fab stash buster, can be made in a multitude of sizes & colours.

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Lizzy NB.
Lizzy NB. · Plymouth, England, GB · 1 project
opps.....the ready made cushion cover is optional & 1 singular...not a metre lol.
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