DIY Cheeky Winky Cushion

February 24, 2020

DIY Cheeky Winky Cushion

By: Yvonne Purcell, @sixat21

Oh my, the winky cushion you discover in every sassy home, love at first sight! So cheeky, youthful and joyful, simply gorgeous. But then you figure out it's price...end of the story.

Well, not this time! :D One of the best DIY ideas i've seen on Insta recently, and I can't help but share this lovely idea of Yvonne with you guys. It's easy to make, affordable and super cute.

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„ My daughter wanted the blinkie eyelash cushions for ages but the ones I checked out online were so expensive I decided to make my own. They're very easy to make and fun too and as my youngest is just back from Amsterdam she wants to have a go at making one herself. You can make one or two cushions up and they'd make a great gift idea. "

Here you can find the necessary items and a step-by-step tutorial on how to make easily your own sassy pillow you've always dreamt of.

YOU WILL NEED:

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  • Ruler, Tape Measure, Compass ( or a Plate )

  • Scissors, Pen

  • Card for templates

Okay, so first you need to create the eyes, eyelashes, eyebrows and smile out of the card to dry out the templates and lay them on the top of the felt. You cand do it free-hand, or use a compass / slightly different sized dishes for more accuracy to create the perfect circle for the body parts. Bigger sized bowl for the eyebrow, smaller for the eyelash and one size smaller for the eye.

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Let's start with the eyelashes. There're going to be 7 eyelashes in tota with the gaps between, so start off with marking out 12 dots around the dish, 1 cm away from each other and create a semicirle shape. Connect every second dot with each other so there's going to be gaps between the lashes. Do the same all the way around. The lashes can be as long or short as you want, however, the long ones have a higher risk healing back up, but you can put a stitch along to hold them to the cushion. Draw the templates of all the body parts using the same technique.

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Second step is to put the templates on the felt, try to place them together as much as possible so there's less waste. Draw them out first and then cut the felt out.

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Before you lay out the face, measure the pillow ( the one from IKEA is 50 cm x 50 cm ), center it up by deviding by half so you work from the center. Place each piece correctly.

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The back of the felt is sticky, so just peel off the back of the felt and stick it on the cushion cover. You can put a tacking stich all the way around to keep it in place, et vilà.

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