Cutting some shapes cushion!

I’ve been cutting shapes in the studio! Dancing as well as actually cutting shapes from our iron-on vinyl. This is the perfect project for you to use all your scraps or you could get the colours to match with your interiors. This make is so easy and it’s perfect for anyone who hasn’t used our heat transfer vinyl before too. It’s a great starter project.

Here’s some of the inspiration behind this project:

I absolutely love these warm colours and guess what we have happy fabric vinyl in these colours and they are so great for summer! The shapes are so bold and look hand drawn, which I love! This abstract style is popping up everywhere on the high street but why not create your own with shapes and colours you love onto any of your textiles!

For this project you will need:

Step 1

Draw on the back of each vinyl the shapes you want to add to your cushion. I drew wiggly lines, star shapes, squares, semi-circles and crown shapes. It’s the perfect time to not worry about what you cut and how perfect it is, as this is what gives it the hand made abstract look.

Step 2

Cut all your shapes out and place them onto the cushion filling the blank space. Cut some shapes in half and have some running off the edge of the fabric. Any small shapes can be used to fill in the gaps.

Step 3

Add greaseproof paper on top of your cushion and press with an iron, on each area for 10 seconds for flex and 15 seconds for flock. The iron is set to just above the 2-dot setting.

Step 4

Peel all the plastic top layer pieces off of each shape- the best part!

The flock will feel fluffy and the flex will be smooth. If you find a shape hasn’t quite stuck down this means the shape may not have had as much heat. Just press it again with an iron, with greaseproof paper on top.

Tah dah!

This cushion is perfect to update a room in your house! We have paired ours with a mustard knit and have it in our studio. It is such a great way to add some texture, colour and simple pattern to a room!

Check out our tutorials on YouTube and Instagram for more.

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