Today evenening it occurred to me that I had to sew a fast Snoopy cushion cover… I didn’t finish it yet but I managed to sew the front part in less than three hours. There was enough time for some pics I’ll share here:
I made it in a size of 18″ – Snoopy is appr. 6″ – if you search the web for “Snoopy” you’ll find enough picures. You only have to print a Snoopy in the desired size, the doghouse roof and landscape can be drawn freehand.
sketched the basic lines on the sticky side of a thin interfacing
fabric for the middle plank, right side up – it must cover the middle field
on top of the first fabric is placed the fabrid vor the upper plank – right side on right side… fixed with a needle
Like foundation piecing you sew on the interfacing – the first seam is the line between the middle plank and the plank above.
the seems have to be trimmed to 1/4″
The interfacing is folded back so it can stay undamaged. The quarter inch line covers the seam.
trimmed seam allowance
After the seam is trimmed you can fold up the fabric for the upper plank and add the fabric for the lower plank in the same way (mark your seam line as showed in the picture with finger pressing).
The fabric for the lower plank is added.
Now the shape of the roof must be trimmed.
Fold the interfacing back on a thin ruler wich is placed exactly on the line.
I used my “add a quarter ruler” to trimm my 1/4″ seamallowance.
First step is done… that is the roof. Next is to add the landscape beside the roof.
I prepared the landscape out of green and blue fabric (for meadow and sky). The fabrics were connected with curved line piecing.
I cut my landscape strip in two pieces – for both sides of the doghouse roof. Your landscape strip has to be as wide as the roofs hight is.
Roof and Landscape are joined – they have to be trimmed now: use the lower and upper roof line as guide.
Add now a large sky-piece.
The ear is sewn from black fabric – two pieces right side on ride side sewn together. I left an opening on one of the long sides and turned right side out. I closed the opening with an small edgestitch around the ear-piece. The ear is only fixed on the upper part and hangs down losely over the roof.
The nose… a black oval wich is zigzagged with black yarn – the white gloss strip is zigzagged too.
Lower part of the nose and upper part of the ear will be later covered with the head.
The body silhouette is marked on the sticky side of the thin interfacing. It is ironed on a piece of white fabric and cut out afterwards.
After the silhouette shape had been cutting out it is machine appliqued with a black zigzag stitch.
Add black zigzag lines for the eye, the arm, a line between body and head and fingers/toes.
Zigzag the outline of the doghouse roof and the lines between the planks. Done!!!!
I plan to add a blue back side and a zipper at the bottom … hope to get it done tomorrow.
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