Quick & Easy Crafts: Cloud Cushions

The weather has been all over the place, hasn’t it?

One minute, you are splashing the kids with the garden hose under the sunshine; the next, you are running back inside to hide from the hailstones… The changing weather has inspired us to make cloud and raindrop cushions. They are so quick and easy to make it took less than an hour to put all three together.

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Cloud Cushions

What You Need:
Fabric of your choice
Dressmaker pencil
Pins
Scissors
Embroidery thread and embroidery needle
Thread and needle – it will save a lot of time if you have a sewing machine
Stuffing (we used stuffing taken out of an old cushion)

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Cloud Cushions - What You Need

What to Do:
Fold your fabric in 2 so the right (printed) sides are together.

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Cloud Cushions - Right Sides Together

Roughly draw a cloud shape, keeping in mind that about 1 cm is your seam allowance, keeping in mind the cushion will be smaller than your drawing.

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Cloud Cushion Face

Cut around your pencil marks.

On one of the wrong sides, draw a smile and eyes with the dressmaker pencil, and then hand stitch using the embroidery thread and needle.

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Sleepy Cloud

Pin the right sides together, leaving some space for a small gap (about an inch / 2.5cm) in a corner at the bottom.

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Pinning Cloud Cushions

Stitch all around, leaving a 1cm seam allowance and making sure you keep the gap at the bottom.

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Crevette Making Cloud Cushions

Turn the fabric inside out, using the gap you left.

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Cloud Cushion

Fill with stuffing and sew closed by hand.

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Small Cloud Cushion

All done!

Quick & Easy Crafts -  Jumpy & her Cloud Cushion

If you are looking for quick and easy activities to do on a rainy day with your children, why not try our bunny garland, hatching dragons, washi tape cards, toilet paper roll bunnies, reindeer lanterns, cute button card, paper cup dragon, finger painting, bath painting, thumbprint art, heart-themed crafts, an embroidered canvas , a stained-glass picture, cute caterpillars or even make your own play dough?

 

Disclosure: Bostik sent us a selection of crafting supplies free of charge as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers’ Club.  All photos and opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Realweegiemidget says:

    Aw, these are cute x You might be onto something there – contact a pillow company!!!!!

  2. These are so cute and really simple to make! What a great idea 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    Oh Mel this is just so so cute, I want a cloud cushion x

    • He he, I saw cloud cushions on a website but they were ridiculously expensive, so we made ours. So glad we did!

  4. Candace says:

    Oh Mel
    These are so adorable! We live crafting too and now my daughter is 12 we love seeing as she can do it herself now

  5. Kara Guppy says:

    What a lovely idea – I wish I could sew

Thanks for taking the time to write a little message. Comments always make me smile! x Mel