lion cub pattern hack; softie to cushion; one thimble
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Lion Cub cushion hack

This is a cute project to do with the kids for styling in their bedroom. This is a hack for the kids to make their own little lion cub cushion. Did you see the cute little lion and cub softie that I had in Issue 15 of One Thimble e-zine? (This is an affiliate link) It’s a cute little set that is perfect for little baby gifts or quick sews with your kids.

I sat down with my kids and we upsized the lion cub to make a little cushion. I designed a printable that you can use as a stencil to use fabric paint to add the details to the lion’s face.

Print the original pattern piece from the tutorial at a larger size. When printing, you need to custom scale to upsize it. Print it by choosing ‘Poster Print’ and then upsizing  by 170 %. There will be a little bit of the ears that overlap.

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You also need to print the stencil for the facial features of the lion cub. Lion cushion stencil Print onto freezer paper (or other ways you create a stencil).

Cut out the pattern pieces. Iron on the stencil to one of the sides and paint with fabric paint. Wait for the paint to dry.

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For the tail, we used the length of an A4 sheet of felt. We cut 3 strips the length of the sheet to attach them.

Sew up as the original tutorial, there is now … seam allowance as it has also been scaled up.

After sewing and stuffing, plait the tail and tie a knot in the end. Style in your bedroom.

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If you have a go at these with your kids, feel free to share with me or tag me @noblecubs, #noblecubs #digifreeplay

Enjoy the rest of the holidays,

Martinalion cub pattern hack; softie to cushion; one thimble

 

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