For Lou Lou’s birthday present this year I had decided I had to make her a new cushion cover. I had made her one a couple of years ago using felt and fleece but the felt had worn away and every time I saw the cushion on her sofa I was rather ashamed of how much it had been damaged as the felt squares now had holes in and looked tatty. I had learnt the hard way not to use felt in a cushion that would be used rather than be for decoration only.
This time the cushion would be made of fleece only, using a technique I had spotted on the internet. It was a design with small squares where you leave the seams sticking out at the front as you sew them together so they add a feature to the design. With fleece being rather thick however I was unable to get more than four layers of fleece through the sewing machine at a time without breaking the needle and getting it stuck. I therefore amended the design to include a large purple square in the centre with the smaller squares around the outside.
I then cut out some flowers from the pattern and sewed them on to the centre piece for decoration.
I hope this cushion lasts longer than the last one! With it being made from fleece it is super soft, perfect for resting on when relaxing on the sofa. It washes well and I will make sure I get regular updates on how it is doing. As well as being a birthday present for Lou, she is also being my guinea pig for fleece cushion cover making!