Feast of Colour Foot Stool





  • 3 meters or 3 yards of fabric (you may not need that much but I always buy extra fabric

  • 1 zipper 35cm or 13 inch
  • 1.5 meters or 60inches of fabric to contain stuffing for the stool
  • I used Goose and feathers to stuff the foot stool so I have no idea how much you would need as I buy the goose and feathers in large bags

Stitch out all the following designs on a background fabric of your choice

  • Feast of colour_01
  • Feast of colour_02
  • Feast of colour_02a
  • Feast of colour_03
  • Feast of colour_04
  • Feast of colour_05
  • Feast of colour_06
  • Feast of colour_07
  • Feast of colour_08
  • Feast of colour_09
  • Feast of colour_10
  • Feast of colour_11
  • Feast of colour_12
  • Feast of colour_13
  • Feast of colour_14
  • Feast of colour_15
  • Feast of colour_16
  • Feast of colour_17
  • Feast of colour_18
  • Feast of colour_19
  • Feast of colour_20
  • Feast of colour_21




Hot glue ightly the first panel “Feast of colour_01” then the following panels around “Feast of colour 02 and 02a” then “Feast of colour_03 to 10”







Close up of panel lightly hot glued down on the background fabric




Close up of zigzagging down each of the panels








  • Once you have zigzagged all the panels down, from the edge of the end panels using your straight stitch make a 5/8 inch seam allowance as you can see in the photos above (I used a pink coloured thread) now comes the fun bit :) over each of the satin stitch panels I used a variety of decorative stitches from your sewing machine also using similar coloured thread that is in the panels to cover the satin stitch this brings all the panels together...notice also the decorative stitches on the round and on the outer edge the gold stitch with another decorative stitch in red thread over the top
  • Stitch out the following designs “Feast of colour_11 to 21” stitch out an extra “Feast of colour_19 using a different colour combination”
  • Cut a length of fabric 135 x 20 cm or 53.1 x 7.9 inches this length of fabric will be longer than you will need
  • You will need the fabric to be longer as you may have to fill in a gap using your decorative stitches from your sewing machine (I will show you this later in the instructions)
  • Lightly hot glue each of the panels together to the length of fabric you just cut... you can do this a similar way to the photos below or how you would care to place the panels.










  • Zigzag stitch each of the panels down to the background fabric. After the last panel leave at least 13cm or 5 inches of spare background fabric
  • The following photos are showing you the decorative stitches used over the satin stitch borders once I had zigzagged stitched each of the panels down to the background fabric
  • I would also like to point out that I have used decorative stitches over one another using different coloured thread. Look closely at the photos












Using paper, make a template of the top the exact same size as the top (the reason why I used fabric as I did not think about leaving enough fabric for the zipper, one of those moments!!! :)




  • Cut around on the straight stitch seam you made earlier in Instruction No. 2
  • Add a bias piping to the edge




Pin the side panel to the top panel




I suggest after you have pinned the side and top panel together that you hand stitch the panels together, (Once you have everything placed properly to the top panel you can then machine stitch both the top and side panel together) do not hand stitch the first and last panel to the top panel as you can see in the photo above.




There will be a slight difference of joining the side panel to the top, to make up the difference I have used the decorative stitches in your sewing machine using similar colours that you have used through all the designs




Close up photo of the join to bring the side panels to the back side panel as in Instruction No. 15, as you can see I have had fun playing with the decorative stitches in this photo






Close up photo showing where I joined all the panels together as you can see where I did the decorative stitches from my sewing machine






  • The three photos above showing the side panel hand stitched to the top panel
  • Stitch over your hand stitching using your sewing machine
  • On a square piece of fabric insert a 35 cm or 13 inch zipper




Zipper inserted




For the base of the foot stool cut your fabric from your paper template that you had made in Instruction No. 10




Pin the base to the side panels not forgetting to leave a portion of the zipper open




Stitch the base to the side panels




  • Cut two pieces of fabric top and base from your paper template to make the lining for the foot stool. Cut the side panel to join the top and base panels. As you can see I used Goose and Duck feathers for the stuffing
  • Over the top of the bias piping I hand stitched on dingle dangles that I had bought in Dubai.





Instructions for the Striped Cushion




  • Stitch the design “Feast of Colour_40”
  • I am finally working with these fabrics that I bought at the Quilt and Craft fair at Darling Harbour ...love the prints...so much you can do with them...I have no affiliation with these fabric designers just by chance I went past their booth at a Craft Fair and just loved the prints...You can go to their website and look at their fabric prints http://www.printscharming.typepad.com/
  • I used cotton orange top stitch thread which is thicker than most orange bias piping




This is the printed fabric I bought from Prints Charming with the “Feast of Colour_40” stitched on the fabric




Close up of the fabric and design stitched out




Using your triple straight stitch and the orange top cotton thread in between each of the pink rows this gives another dimension to the fabric




Around the cushion is an orange bias piping.




Instructions for the Striped Funky Cushion




  • Stitch out twice side by side “Feast of Colour_28”
  • The fabric is from Prints Charming hand painted which is the floral fabric on either side of the stripped centre panel
  • Red and white gingham ribbon
  • Green and white gingham bias tape
  • Red bias pipping
  • Striped fabric half a meter or half yard




Stitch on a complimentary striped fabric “Feast of Colour_28” twice side by side




Close up of stitches




  • Stitch the red and white gingham ribbon onto the stripped fabric
  • Stitch over the red and white gingham
  • Stitch onto the floral fabric the red bias piping
  • Stitch the floral fabric and piping onto the green and white gingham bias tape
  • Stitch around the cushion red bias piping




Blunder Bag


The reason why this bag is called The Blunder bag as it started off as a vest






I will give you information as to how I did this

  • This started off as a vest I stitched out 6 of the “Feast of Colour_22” then went and cut out the vest pattern. Realised once I had cut out the vest that the designs were too close to the front edge of the vest. So what do I do? I stitched extra fabric to the edge of the vest fabric, which looked something shocking for the front of the vest.
  • Now you would see the join, how do I cover the join?
  • The 6 designs “Feast of Colour_22” that I had originally stitched out were threaded in the sewing machine with each of the coloured threads and also gold metallic thread which gives a 3D look




  • Showing you a close up of the design “Feast of Colour_22” combining with each of the thread colours a gold metallic thread
  • What I decided to do ....I used a decorative stitch from the sewing machine a triple zigzag stitch using the same colours as the “Feast of Colour_22” design also adding the gold metallic thread.




Close up showing the triple zigzag stitch from the sewing machine




Showing you the back of the designs




Close up showing you the front of the bag




Close up showing you the back of the bag this is the triple zigzag stitch using your decorative stitches from the sewing machine




Place Mat






Stitch “Feast of Colour_34” on dinner mats




Feast of Colour Jumper






On the front of the pullover I stitched 3 times “Feast of Colour_30” different ways to make the design interesting





Feast of Colour Bookmark






Glued the design “Feast of colour_45” onto the front of a Notebook which would make a lovely gift