I have never done anything like this before and I’d like to say that I will never be doing anything like this again but there is another chair which I shall have to re-cover for her sister Katie’s 3rd birthday next month.
It was worth the struggle, and struggle I did; as you can see, it’s not brilliant! But I am now going to make a personalised cushion to go with it, so it has all been worthwhile!!
Letters and thread
Cut out fusible letters
Iron onto fabric
Cut out accurately
Iron onto cushion fabric
Instead of zigzaging around the shapes as I would normally do, I chose to have a go at what I tend to call naïve applique. This involves drawing round the shapes a couple of times with a dark thread and free motion straight stitch. I also added a bit of decorative detail.
Naïve applique and stitch