painted hessian grain sack cushion

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

for this cushion, you need,
one square piece of hessian
one rectangle piece of fabric for the back
black paint
white paint
sponge brush
masking tape
sewing machine

 first lay your piece of hessian down on to a bin bag or newspaper
then with the masking tape, make two lines down the middle of the fabric, and paint with white paint, then remove the tape and wait for it to dry.
 make sure to dab it on, and not to go over the lines, i did the layer of paint quite thick.
 next decide what you want to put on your cushion, i decided to put product of great britain, so i looked at the fabric and decided the best placeing to ensure the words would be in the centre.
 use the stencil, and dab the paint over it, dont worry if it bleeds a bit this adds to the grain sack look. i held the fabric under the fire after each letter to dry it so i didnt smudge it, and cleaned the stencil each time, this is quite time consuming after each letter but its worth it.
then with the larger peice of backing fabric, cut in half, fold over the rough edge and stitch with sewing machine, then place on top of cushion making an envelope and stitch all the way around, cut off any excess and turn the right way. Now its done you have your own personalised grain sack look cushion. i stitched around it with the machine twice as hessian is prone to fray and i didnt want it to fall apart.


  1. that looks terrific~!! I appreciate the tutorial and material list.

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  3. Your cushion looks fab! Thanks for the tutorial! It's great to see things that have been so painstakingly stencilled; I think it really gives your cushion an authentic look :)

  4. I Love to stencil or stamp fabric. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

  5. I so need to try this! Love it! Thanx for coming to the party!

  6. This looks amazing! Love the lettering, looks great!

  7. That looks great!!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday.
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow

    Natasha xxx

  8. You are one creative chic. Love this pillow!!!

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  10. I love hessian and have been trying to find out if I can paint it and so found your blog. May I ask, what type of paint did you use? Fabric paint?


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