DIY 'Reserved For The Cat' Cushion

2 Materials
1 Hour
Ever since I saw this cushion with words only on Etsy I wanted one.
But cos I am a DIY'er I had to create my own.
I found a stone coloured linen cushion by haven gallery at Farmers reduced to $20 from $70!
I just loved the simplicity of the fabric weave.
The first step was to design the wording and I also added a crown image. You can create your own or use this template which you will find on Mia Bella Passions blog.
I printed it with the home computer using black ink.
Then cut a piece of cotton fabric to the same size.
The Fabric was sellotaped to the paper.
It was sellotaped to a sunny window.
I used a fabric marker pen in black to copy the crown and wording.
Once dry, I removed it from the window and paper back, 
and I ironed the reverse side of the fabric to set the ink.
With the iron I pressed in place 5cm turned edges.
Then I removed the cushion inner from the cover.
Measured the centre placement and pined the fabric written wording onto the cushion cover.
It was really just a matter of a quick double stitched outline to keep it all in place, using a sewing machine.
Place the inner back into the cushion cover,
 I now have my own 'Reserved For The Cat' Cushion.

Lovely little Lola the Rescue Kitty looks so tiny behind it...
The Lola story is yet to be told...
Another day.  :)
Until then I am crushing on my cushion! I get so much satisfaction creating something with a little DIY than just buying store bought - don't you?
Suggested materials:
  • Cushion   (Homewares store)
  • Fabric markers   (Craft Store)
Tracey Lee Cassin
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