Family is the most important thing in life. Create a unique family tree cushion cover for your home or as a gift!
You will need:
- White fabric
- Sharp scissors
- Fabric pens
- Fabric paint
- Sewing machine and cotton thread
- Cut the fabric to size, including seam allowances. Put the centre of the fabric over some newspaper and, using fabric pens, draw the tree, add names and write ‘family’ at the base. Use fabric paint for the leaves, then allow to dry.
- Make the opening by turning a seam over twice and machining along the edges. Make sure that the seams are folded inwards. With the painted side facing up, create an envelope cover by folding one end of the fabric over the tree, then bringing the other end over the top. These back pieces should overlap.
- Pin and sew in place along the top and bottom edges — use a zig-zag stitch along these seams to prevent fraying. Turn the cover the right way around and iron, covering the painted area before you do so.