Happy Birthday Mum!!!

The embroidery supplies that I posted about a while back have since been transformed into the above cushion covers for my Mum for her Birthday.

I was inspired by these map quilts. However, I don’t have the time (or the probably the skill) to make a quilt like that, but they inspired this idea.

I marked maps of some locations hopefully significant to my mum with a washable marker (not the transfer pencil in the above photo, as that doesn’t come out again and I don’t trust my drawing or stitching well enough). I then embroidered the outlines with a basic backstitch.


After all the maps were embroidered the fabric was cut to size and sewn into cushion covers with invisible zips down one side (something like these tutorials: 1, 2, 3):


Once again – Happy Birthday Mum – I hope you like them.


  1. EmilyKate

    They are so cool!

  2. Sam

    That is such a cool idea Rachel! And also heaps special, Sam xox


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