Sunday, 4 December 2011

Late Night Sewing: Cushion Cover

Last month I finally got around to making a cover for a plain cushion that I spontaneously bought at Ikea at the start of the summer (Ikea: the land spontaneous and unnecessary purchases). I thought I'd make use of some of my old scraps of material - you may recognise the lace from my shelves at uni! The dark boiled wool is from an old skirt that didn't fit, and the pretty retro green fabric is something I pulled out from the bottom of a pile offcuts at a carboot.

Cushion covers are probably the easiest thing in the world to make, the only thing you need to remember is leave enough overlap for the seams, and to sew the two pieces together inside out when you assemble them. Apart from that, the world's your oyster - it's a good way to upcycle old bits of material, and they make sofas and beds extra comfy (and pretty!).


What do you think of them? I couldn't resist taking some photos of them basking in the warm light from my lamp... makes me feel all wintery... and dare I say it, Christmassy? (I'm normally a bit of a Scrooge!)

Sadie xxx

16 comments:

Charlie Murray, Charlestown Vintage said...

They look lovely, I love the stripe pattern, and the lace looks really good with it too! I'd really love to make one, I have a sewing machine, but i'm so impatient/worried about doing it wrong!
Charlie, xoxo.

meredith said...

Oh they look beautiful!! So cozy!

Rachael said...

Gorgeous choice of material!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

they came out amazing!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Jeliza Rose said...

OOOuu sweet*

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

So pretty!

Isabel Rose said...

They're brilliant!
xx

howsheflowers said...

They look so comfy and cozy! I wouldn't have put the lace, but now that I see it I think it's super cute! Truly inspiring as I've been meaning to make some pillows for my couch... for three months!

Laura said...

so pretty! love the lace parts:) x

Phara said...

Oh they look really great!!

Lucy said...

Im in love with the smaller cushion even though they are both really charming and pretty!

You should do a tutorial on how to make a cushion cover if you ever have the time :)

lucy xx

www.blahblahbecky.co.uk said...

They're so great, I am so envious of your creativity and the fact you make it sound so easy - I can guarantee I'd turn these into a mess!

Vega said...

they came out great!
cute and cozy!


<3 Vega
http://vintagecomplex.blogspot.com

Ria :) said...

ohh woow they are soo cute, enter my house of holland tights giveaway :) xxx

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Tami Jam said...

Oh my, these are some beautiful pillows! I wish I had them in my room! Will you make me some? Haha, you are soooo so talented, and your blog is just fabulous! Wish you the very best! Happy Holidays (:

Tami at thewonderfulworldoftami.blogspot.com