Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Cushions

Ok, so this is one of the most exciting projects I've done in a while. Inspired by this most excellent and instructive post on how to make pillows, I made two throw cushions from some more of my new fabric.
The inspiration was in part brought on by a slight disappointment in some of the new pillows I bought late last year. Specifically, the crocheted ones (second from the right in that post) never 'sat' right, and always looked lumpy and sad.

So I 'borrowed' their purple zippers (which, by the way, I love with the yellows and limes of the fabric) and some Ikea heavy duty white fabric I picked up ages ago and got to work. I have never felt so gratified sewing for such a short amount of time!
Even if you think that zippers are beyond you (I thought they were) - you should definitely try them out. You'll be surprised at how easy it is! I want to put zippers on EVERYTHING!

By the way, some of you may be wondering why I've been making so much lately. I have had a week of no writing while my supervisors read over my latest thesis draft, so I've been frantically doing paid work, all the while getting up early to craft. I know. Attention surplus disorder strikes again!


  1. I love that fabric. Good job!

  2. Yah!! It looks fantastic Kate :)) Kx

  3. Maybe 1 day to go!!!! How did you squeeze in such perfect cusions?! x


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