Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

Materials:

  • 53x53cm piece felt
  • 53x53cm piece of backing fabric/felt
  • 50x50cm cushion insert
  • Multicoloured felt pack
  • Card circle template (4cm diameter)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Sewing machine
  • Safety/quilting pins (lots!)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil/Fabric pen

 

 

 Preparation:

  1. Draw your circle template on card (4 cm diameter) & cut out.
  2. Using your pencil or fabric pen, draw & cut out 180 felt circles.

 

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

a) Organise your 180 circles into sets of two, (finish with 90 sets).

b) Arrange your circle sets into 9×10 rows on your (top) felt cushion piece.

c) Pin your circle sets into place.

 

N.B.  Each set contains two different coloured felt circles.

 

 

 


 Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

 a) Backstitch your circles onto your large felt piece (use 2 strands embroidery floss).


  1. Start & finish your backstitch 0.5cm from the circle edge.
  2. Change the angle of your backstitch for each circle set.

 

N.B.  I sewed my circles on by hand, and used a repeat pattern of horizontal,

diagonal RH, Vertical, diagonal LH.

 

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

 Step 3:

a) Place your large felt piece (circles), and your backing piece RIGHT SIDES facing.

b) Pin your pieces together -  leave a 20 cm opening in one side.

c) Using 2.5cm seam allowance, sew your sides together.

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion


 

 

 

 

 Step 4:

a) Turn your cushion RIGHT SIDE out.

b) Insert your cusion insert.

c) Hand or machine sew the opening closed.

 

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

a) Finger press the top circle up so it exposes the circle below.

b) Step back & admire.

 

 

 

 

  Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

  Enjoy!