How to make an abstract face cushion

Add some character to your cushion collection with this minimalist-meets-modern design


You will need

  • Cotton cushion cover
  • Template – click here
  • Pencil
  • Black fabric paint
  • Thin paintbrush
  • Iron-on foil
  • Iron
  • Tea towel

Step 1

Print the face template on paper. Carefully cut out the different parts of the face.

Step 2

Next, position the template pieces on the cushion cover and draw round each with a pencil.

Step 3

Paint the abstract face design using a thin paintbrush and black fabric paint, and leave to dry.

Step 4

Use the template to cut out a pair of lips in pink iron-on foil. Set the iron to a cool setting with the steam off and place the lips on the cushion cover. Lay a tea towel on top and gently iron over for a few minutes until the foil has bonded to the fabric. Remove the tea towel and allow to cool before peeling off the top carrier layer of the foil.

Make and styling by Suzie Attway; photo by Oliver Gordon