Monday, 11 August 2014
Crafting Lately - Cluedo Board Cushion
Welcome to the first 'Crafting Lately' post! I thought I would start another series here sharing projects I have made for myself or friends rather than for tutorials. I'm planning to treat these posts as a little bit more of a chat than a tutorial, with a 'behind-the-scenes' vibe and hope they will be a great way to share ideas and inspiration without the step-by-steps.
First up in the series is this Cluedo board cushion I made back in April/May for my friend Cat's June birthday. The idea came from the fact that Cluedo is her favourite board game (we played many rounds of this as a household when we lived together at Uni!) and the shape and size seemed so perfect for a cushion.
I used an actual game board for reference and created a scaled down grid on my piece of yellow fabric, which I later machine stitched over to create the squares you would find on a real board. For the rooms I upcycled an old shirt and again followed the size and shape that each one appears on the original board. I stamped on the room names using fabric paint and used iron on transfer paper to add the logo to the centre and also a few 'weapons' into the rooms to reflect how the board would look mid-game. Another small touch was sewing on buttons, one in each of the six character colours, to represent the counters moving around the board.
I had so much fun making this cushion and was really happy with how it turned out in the end - I think Cat was pleased with it too!
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