Welcome to the video tutorial for a Faux Chenille cushion.
In this online video course, you will learn everything you need to know from choosing the right fabric and thread, I will demonstrate how to cut through the layers and all the different possibilities. And last but not least we will look at embellishment and use of beads in your work before we turn our piece into a lovely cushion.
Below is the list of the lessons, each step of the construction has it’s own lesson with a video (or several videos) – this way it will be easy for you to sew along – watch, sew the step while it’s fresh in your head and easily come back to your next lesson.
You can move to the next lesson by clicking on green Complete lesson button or the arrows at the bottom of the page will take you to the previous or next lesson. You can always access your course by logging in and finding My Courses in the My Account menu on top of our pages.
Let’s have a quick look at what is it we actually call Faux Chenille and what are the possibilities with this technique.
As always let’s have a look at the best fabrics for this particular project and how to layer them.
Let’s have a look at the threads you might want to use and what to look out for.
In this lesson we will have a look at the marking of the fabric and making it ready for sewing.
This stage is the most time consuming and the one which requires lots of little decisions and occasional change of plan.
I don’t tend to use beads much on the cushions, but let’s have a look at the possibilities.
When you are cutting through all the layers there might come moments when you will either cut too deep or cut layers you didn’t want to, let’s have a look at some of these scenarios and how to solve them.
If you wondered when your piece will become nice and fluffy, well, now is the time.
Once your piece is dried we can trim it to the finished size.
From here you can continue your usual way of finishing a cushion or carry on watching for my tips.
We are nearly at the end, all what’s left to do is to attach the binding and fill our cushion.