Hello! Wow! Second post of the day for me! Well I just wanted to show off the new cushions that I made on the weekend... I took some pictures this afternoon when I got home from work (after I put our new duvet cover on that just slipped into my trolley while I was at Ikea the other day... my very lovely and accepting husband did not say a word about it).
The fabric is called suedine and it has the feel of suede... It's lovely and soft. I used it to make curtains for our bedroom, but I haven't hemmed them yet. The red fabric is from scraps that we cut off our living room curtains when I hemmed them last week. The natural linen (it's actually a kind of oatmeal colour) is just some scrap fabric from Ikea I had in the cupboard.
I bought the cushion inners first, then once I knew the sizes I needed to make I drew the patterns that were in my head on scrap paper and worked out the measurements I would need for each piece (the two different cushion sizes are 40 x 60cm and 50 x 50cm). Then I cut, ironed and sewed, and sewed, and ironed, and unpicked a little bit and sewed some more.
I put invisible zippers in the cushions just using a normal zipper foot. It took a bit of getting my head around, but by the third cushion I was a pro! Have a look:
I top stitched the linen strips only, just for detail. Both the red and the linen fabrics are interfaced with iron on interfacing.
I love how they look and feel! It's nice to have something in the house that is not from Ikea and bit unique!
Have a nice evening!
Arabella Chickie in Glyfada, Greece