18 October 2011

I love my new cushions....

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


Sherry said...

You did a great job. Feel free to make me some anytime that you want. LOL

Cazza said...

WOW, how clever are you!! These are absolutely fantastic and so stylish, gorgeous work! :o)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous job! The entire apartment is looking 'tres chic!'.



RiNNE said...

Such fabulous sewing!! I love your cushions! Glad your place is becoming cozier for you and your fam!