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Frilled cushions can bring out your feminine touch and they soften the
look of your room. You can attach short or fairly long frills and the end
result will look great.
The frill makes a simple
or basic cushion design appear larger and this can be made to
compliment other cushions. These cushions could sit behind smaller or bolster cushions.
The frills can create a cottage or country feel, and is suited to cushions made with flowery material,. These can be made to match or to pick out a colour that is within the fabric.
Different Types of Frilled Cushions
There are a few different ways that cushions can have frills added.
- One frill is attached to the cushion. This can match, contrast or be a
totally different coloured fabric. This will depend on the look you
want to achieve.
- Double - Two frills are added.
One is made wider than the other and this is usually the outer one.
These can be made either in the same fabric as the cushion, one could
match and one contrast or both made out of a material that compliments
the one used on the main body of the cushion. For example this could be a
similar coloured check material attached to a floral or striped.
- Frills in this case would have a binding on the top edge. The binding
would pick out a particular colour that is found in the material.
Lace can be added as a frill and can be used singularly or double as with material frills.
you decide what size and shape your cushion is going to be, you will
then need to work out how much material you will need. This will depend
on how many gathers you want in your frill. The material should go
around the cushion either twice or three times. The frill should be
twice the width needed as this can be folded in half.
fastening could be sewn into the seam. Another way to sew in the
fastening would to be put it in the middle of the cushion back.
Alternatively the cushion could be closed using no fastenings at all and
just slip stitched closed.
Choosing the correct
type of fastening is a personal choice and I hope you are pleased with
the end result of your cushion.
Please take care with any soft furnishing that it does not come into contact with any heat source.
If you have found an error on this page or want some more information on sewing cushions.
Please contact me . Thank you
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