Hi Guys 🙂
This feels so good to finally get it done! This was originally destined for the glider that lives in my sewing room, but the boys have fallen in love with the texture on the chenille and I keep on finding that it’s made its way into their room.
The chenille is quick to sew up, but takes a while to fluff – it’s the kind of project you need to set yourself up in front of the telly with, so allow yourself 1-2 hours to complete the entire project.
You Will Need
Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet cottons, I’ve used a combination of homespun and kona solids – the kona solids fluffed up a lot quicker than the homespun did. You will need about a fat eighth of each, but when you get down to the lower colours (blue/indigo/violet) you can get by with even less OR pre-bought chenille strips, such as Blooming Bias, in the same colours.
Background fabric – enough to cover your cushion, I used seeded homespun from Lincraft. My cushion cover was 15x15inches, so the envelope cushion cover was made using a 15×15 square, and two 11×15 rectangles.
A wire brush
Cutting the fabric will be made a LOT easier by using a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat, but they’re not essential.
Full instructions behind the jump…