Pineapple love

After weeks of procrastinating over when to start making this pineapple cushion for the lil man, I found this vintage apple toy which made me pull the finger out & make scramble for time to make a friend, Peta the pineapple. Looking at them on the couch they remind me of the fruit scratch & smell stickers I had at school. Anyone remember them???

Things needed

  • Yellow mustard coloured fabric (I used corduroy but everything sticks to it)
  • Green fabric (I cut up an old outdated jumper)
  • Stuffing
  • Google eyes
  • Wool
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Red fabric (Optional if you want to do a mouth)
  • Scissors & pins
  • Craft glue

1. First I cut the base of the pineapple (you need 2 of these). Followed by cutting out 2 of the top of the pineapple in green. I drew the shape of the fabric first to see if the spikey bit looked right before I cut it.

2. I sewed the grooves of the pineapple by zig-zagging lines of wool onto the yellow fabric on a diagonal angle (what a job I kid you not). Its always better to measure out extra wool then cut off the extra after then run out & have to unpick the line & start again.

3. Sew the base of the green spike to the top of the pineapple (the right sides facing eachother). If your scared of fraying like me I zigzagged stitched on the inner seam.

4. For the face, I glued the eyes on with craft glue

5. Using the red fabric (I cut up an old shirt, Im such a cheap crafter hee hee) I cut out a mouth shape then pinned & zigzagged stitched onto the pineapple.

6. Place the 2 right sides together & sew along the edge leaving a 15cms gap at the base (for the stuffing). I zigzagged stitched the inner seams. Stuffed Peta the pineapple & handstitched the base closed.

And tada…

A cushion the whole family loves! The lil man is fond of kissing (biting) Peta the pineapple. And I may of photobombed him into the photo when partner Mr L fell asleep on the couch… ha ha

Happy crafting!

Miss G

xx

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About figsandtwigs

Hi Im Grace (Miss G). Proud mama to a beautiful boy Kobe. This is my corner where I share a mish mash of motherhood, fashion, craft, travel & all the random thoughts swirling in my head. Thanks for stopping by. Email love letters & queries to gracefigsandtwigs@hotmail.com Miss G xx
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