Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Monochrome Graphic print cushion...


....an Easy DIY

 


Today I want to show a very easy way to DIY your own print on a cushion cover...
You really wont believe how easy this is!

I have had a love affair with graphic prints for a while now, and with the introduction to our living-room décor of the graphic art I made last week, I wanted to update my cushions to compliment it...

So when I came across this little "colouring in" book in Tiger (a bargain at £1!!!), stuffed full of wonderful graphic prints, I felt inspired!!


I chose some prints that appealed to me and enlarged them on our printer....

 

Then I simply stuck the image to my work-surface with some masking tape, then placed a pre-cut (to the size of my cushions) square of fabric over, and tacked it down smoothly using more masking tape...

 

As you can see from the image above, the print shows through the white fabric.
Then I used a ruler and a Dylon fine nib fabric pen and simply traced the pattern onto the fabric..


I found that it took the risk of confusion away if I dotted the beginning and the end of each line first...that way I could quite quickly ,using the ruler, trace over each line with the fabric pen...

 

When I was finished, I covered the drawn out patterned cloth with a piece of cotton and ironed for a few minutes to set the ink...


Then I used my mini sewing machine and stitched the cushion together...
(If you want to make this a really, really easy project, why not buy some plain cushion covers and draw a design on these....and skip sewing all together)

I love this simple make...

...You could even take it one step further, (if you would like to add some colour to the prints) and colour in the shapes in the patterns with some fabric paint.

 

But I liked how by keeping the pattern simple and monochrome , the cushions works like accents to my décor...


...Like this big one with a "star"- pattern...(The little cushion was made using fabric paint that I stamped on in the same way that I made the artwork above)

 

...and this round one, also just made by tracing one of the patterns from my Tiger "colouring book"...


The grey and white chevron cushion I made this morning by simply masking off the pattern on the fabric using masking tape and then painting on some grey fabric paint...

I am really pleased with how these simple DIY cushion covers have turned out...they have given my living room décor a more modern feel, and the sparseness of the patterns on the white cushions have helped lighten our space....
....and all for less than £15 (fabric and the pens + the round cushion fillers)

So keep your eyes peeled for patterns you like, and YOU can make your very own printed cushion covers...

Please let me know what you think of my DIY cushion prints by leaving a comment below...I love to hear from you all!!

xxx
June



4 comments:

Vicky Myers said...

Looks great, and so easy:) Thanks for sharing, stopping by from CRAFT BLOG UK FB - off to add you to my G + circles:) Vicky

june olsen said...

Thank you Vicky Myers! So pleased you popped by!xxxJune

Trademark Lawyer said...

Such a great craft, these really do look marvellous, quite Scandinavian actually!

june olsen said...

Thank you Trademark Lawyer! :)

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