Friday, 10 February 2012

2 Hour Elephant Cushion Tutorial


It's been nearly 2 weeks since I last posted something on this blog. I feel bad about it as I promised myself earlier on that I will at least post once a week. Well, it turned out that it's not as easy as I thought, and writing high quality posts takes time. 


School just started, and I have been flat out for the last week and a half preparing for my classes. For my year 9 textiles classes, I am asking my students to design and make a cushion using a combination of embellishment techniques, e.g. applique, embroidery etc. Last weekend, I decided to make a cushion myself. I had so much fun making it- arranging the design, playing around with the buttons and embroidering flowers. Making a cushion is an easy project but it's highly creative and it took no time to make one. In my tutorial below, I show the entire making process, you can simply follow the steps to make one of these cute little elephant cushions to brighten up your room; or you can let your creativity go free and design your own using the same techniques. Maybe one with a heart for Valentine's Day!

ps. you can now download my tutorial for free from Issuu



The Hyperlink in the doc won't work.
You can download the elephant image from Here

4 comments:

Annemie said...

Hello Connie,

Thank you for sharing the elephant cushion pattern. I downloaded it but I can't open the link for the elephant template once the file is downloaded. Do you have another link where I can download the elephant template?

Thank you!

Greetings,
Annemie :-)

Sally said...

Lovely elephant cushion. I just had a quick squiz at your tutorial and you've put a lot of effort into that. Thanks so much... I'll be adding this to my ever increasing list of things I'd love to make.

peppercon connie said...

Annemie: Thanks for pointing that out! I saved the doc in a different format to upload it, so the hyperlink no longer works, here is the link to the elephant image http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-2539243/stock-vector-elephant-silhouette.html

peppercon connie said...

Thanks Sally! I hope we get more hours in a day so we all get more time to make stuff that are on our wish list :>