With a name like HoneyBun Poufs I couldn't resist trying this Amy Butler pattern. I'm not an accomplished seamstress by any stretch of the imagination but what I lack in skill I make up for in determination and the ability to find a good YouTube tutorial!
I wanted a gift for my friend - well my friends cat to be honest. She's a very pampered cat as you may summise by her name 'Peanut Buttercup'. She's gorgeous! And I'm not even a cat person so that tells you something!
My initial thought was 'how hard can a cushion be?' - well when I was still cutting out pieces of batting and backing long after the third or was it fourth episode of Law and Order, I started to realise it wasn't going to be a walk I'm the park - and when my quick assembly the next day started before breakfast and ended after lunch I had my answer. Thank goodness my children can feed themselves!
I learned a lot along the way though - topstitching is cool and makes dodgy sewing look quite smart, concealed zips are the stuff of nightmares and the fun kids have filling a cushion with polystyrene beads more than makes up for the fact you'll be finding them in the Hoover for years!
And Peanut Buttercup liked it too...(I have it on good authority she won't nap anywhere else!)