- Fabric for the base of your mountain. I bought my ‘mountain fabric’ from John Lewis, it’s actually blackout curtain material, but I liked it so got it anyway. How much you use depends on how big you want your mountain to be. Mine was a piece 120 x 40cm folded in half to 60 x 40cm.
- White felt for the snow.
- Sewing machine (or some patience).
- Cushion padding.
What to do;
- Take your piece of fabric and fold it in half, right sides together.
- With the fold at the bottom, draw on your mountain range. I did 3 peaks, you could do as many or as few as you like to fill your fabric. I drew the ‘snow’ on too to make it easier for myself to see if they would look right.
- I pinned round it the shape and cut it out with a one inch seam allowance.
- Next I took the white felt ‘snow’ and pinned it on top of the mountains – right side – and cut out my snow. This didn’t exactly follow my original snow shape but I did what I felt would work best.
- Then I sewed the bottom edge of the snow on to the right side of the mountain. I only added snow to one side of the mountain as I was worried about it matching up.
- I turned the mountains right side together again and started sewing along my lines. As the fabric was folded in half the sewn edges were just the mountain peaks and sides – this I think helped it stand a bit nicer too! Make sure you leave a smallish gap in the seam so that you can turn your cushion the right way round.
- Trim the excess fabric from the seams. I found I had to cut right down to the edge of the sewing where the bottoms of the peaks were to make it look right once it was turned right sides out.
– Stuff with cushion filling. I used a long ruler to make sure the filling was in the peaks evenly.
And here is the photo I’ve stolen from Twitter of it in their new place. What do you think? Will mountains be gracing your sofa this winter?