Suffolk Puff gift for my Norfolk Mum! By Lizzy

Using any round object as a template ( I used top edge of a pint glass)cut out 49 circles of cotton fabric. I used a combination of plain & vintage ditsy printed Laura Ashley fabric. Lay 1 of these flat with pattern side down & using 1 strand of matching thread run a row of running stitch all around edge…this is pulled up at end & secured to form a little pleated circle (See pic`s), you don’t need to turn a hem as you fix a button to front to cover any raw edges. These are called Suffolk Puffs or Yo-Yo`s & can be used either way up, i’ve used them with pleat finish upper as i like it best.Once you have made up all your puffs have fun laying them out on a flat surface until your happy with design.



You will see from my pic`s I used cream & wine plain puffs in a central cross & a mix of the patterned but its totally up to yourself. Once happy with layout pick up 2 adjacent puffs, place pulled up faces together & over sew approx 6 small stitches along edge to secure.


Continue until you have a row of 7 ( or more if you have chosen to make a bigger design)…just take care to do it evenly so you have a straight row. I find it easier to do a strip like this at a time then sew these strips together. Once all sewn into a large panel you can embellish the puff middles with a button…like I said earlier it covers any raggy edges. Now all you need to do is sew this onto a ready made cushion or I simple made an envelope style cover from cream curtain lining fabric.

Because you only use scraps of fabric for the puffs its a fab stash buster, can be made in a multitude of sizes & colors My cover was 14″ square but make yours to suit whatever size pad you have.




About Craft Hill Fabric Artisans

Hi, we are a mother and daughter tea drinking, tattoo wearing duo of crafters. Every Wednesday evening we get together and make beautiful things for friends, family and sometimes ourselves. Helped along the way by sometime models & general pests Izzy the Border Terrier & Archie the Patterdale terrier (spot them in our pic's) We are both living in beautiful Devon but grew up in Norfolk. We call ourselves Fabric Artisans & this has come down through five generations of seamstresses, needle women & crafters of all things fabric.
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