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Sunday, 23 October 2011

I think its a combination of being stuck inside and reading (some what obsessively) this blog all week, I decided to get a bit of black and white going on in my bedroom. I have had this fabric for a while now, it's from Ikea and was pretty cheap but I loved the bird print. This make takes hour tops and most of that is finding the right colour thread and some hand stitching.
To start measure your cushion pads (mine were 42cm). I wanted the covers to fit snugly so cut 4 squares 42cm x 42cm. Take two squares and put right sides together. Sew three of the sides, when you get to the fourth side sew about 2/3rds of the way up and back stitch. Turn the right way round make sure the corners are pushed out, stuff the cushion pad into the cover and then hand stitch the opening closed. Repeat all of the above for the second cushion. Its really that easy, but gives a great result. 
There are so many different variations you could do - it makes my head buzz with possibilities.
Sorry for the dark photo's my bedroom doesn't get much light. 

3 comments:

  1. I can't believe you made these pillows yourself - they're amazing! You have made it sound so simple so I think I'm going to have to give it a go - I'm a cushion obsessed girl so would love to give making my own a go! Thanks for sharing p.s I love the bird print too!

    Anna xo

    http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

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  2. Yep, IKEA rocks, I adore your bird print / new covers.

    Cheers,
    Gina

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  3. Thanks Ladies!

    Anna - you should really give it a go its only four sides of sewing. If you get stuck send me a message and i'll guide you through. Let me know how you get on. xx

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