Santa and Mrs Claus Cushions : FPP pdf pattern
This listing is for a DOWNLOADABLE PDF version of this FPP project.
Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and is a fabulous opportunity to flex your sewing skills. There’s nothing nicer than a few home made decorations that become firm family favourites. The Santa and Mrs Claus cushions are bound to have a special place in your home at Christmas for many years to come!
This PDF pattern includes full sized templates for creating both the Santa and Mrs Claus block. There are also step-by-step instructions for turning the blocks into cushions, perfect for decorating your home for many Christmas seasons to come.
The Santa and Mrs Claus cushions are a Foundation Paper Pieced project. The centrally pieced sections have borders added to them to create the cushion fronts. Once finished, your Santa and Mrs Claus cushions will measure approximately 14″ square. The central FPP sections are 10″ finished and of course can be used in other patchwork projects.
Your purchase of the Santa and Mrs Claus Cushions pdf download includes three files:
:: pdf Santa and Mrs Claus Cushion pattern instructions (11 pages)
:: Pattern Pieces in two versions:
- Tiled FPP pattern pieces (6 pages). Pages designed in a way that allows them to be printed on either A4 or Letter paper. Some pages will need to be joined together to complete three of the larger pattern pieces
- Large Format pattern pieces on A2 paper (16.5″ x 23.4″), great if you prefer to have your patterns printed by a copy shop.
If you are new to downloadable pdf patterns then have a look at the blog post How to Assemble pdf Sewing Patterns
The pdf INSTRUCTIONS feature:
:: 11 page full colour instructions
:: Fabric requirements (see final picture for details)
:: Fabric cutting guide
:: Colouring diagrams
:: Diagrams for joining the FPP sections, including where it’s important to match seams
:: Instructions for making and applying piping
:: Instructions for making an envelope back
The PATTERN PAGES feature:
:: Digitally drawn pattern pieces
:: 1/4″ seam allowances on all sections
:: Reversed so you create a block that looks exactly as the illustrations
:: Coloured to make construction as easy as possible
When it comes to the paper piecing element of the project, I would recommend this pattern to a confident beginner. There are a couple of small pieces and there are a few seams to match when joining sections (refer to green circles on page 6), but if you take your time, it is achievable.
This pattern assumes that you already know how to paper piece so there are no FPP technique tips included with the instructions (see below for links to tutorials).
If you are feeling confident or adventurous you can add additional detail to the cushions using free motion or straight line quilting (as I have done in the samples shown here). Guidance has not been included for this optional embellishment.
If you are new to Foundation Paper Piecing I have a number of free tutorials and demonstrations
See also the demonstration I filmed, showing Mrs Claus, for Sewing Street on YouTube
Drop by the facebook page if you have any further questions or would like to show me what you’ve made!
Add to the magic this Christmas by making a set of Christmas Friends finger puppets. This sewing kit includes everything you need (except scissors!) to make a jolly Santa, a Snowman, an Angel, a Gingerbread man and a Reindeer with a rather handy looking red nose!
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Pincushions are a fabulous way of using up those precious scraps of gorgeous fabrics that you’ve been holding onto for a rainy day! They are also perfect for sewing swaps and gifts.
This popular pattern is now available in this PAPER pattern format.
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