Oh hey, so I’ve been on the lookout for fresh, fun and vibrant cushion covers for a while and pretty much there are none out there! I mean none that cost less than $10, and the $10 ones are uggs as! Then I was thinking if only I neeeeddd a SEWING MACHINE!!!!
I mean how complicated can sewing be right, it’s just sewing in a straight line. As for previous experience well I’ve sewn for a term at school when I was 11, and my mum well she’s a Machinist so should count for something haha.
So I ended up getting a good deal on a Singer off a mate who was moving to the U.S, and from there on to justify the purchase I attempted to make these covers. Home sewn things aren’t necessarily cheaper than store brought but it’s that feeling you get after you’ve created something one of a kind, and half decent looking which sparked my excitement.
I brought material from one of my new fave shops of 2014 – Spotlight. My lover chose the colour and I chose the patterns, and yes we did buy Minky Polar and it is so toasty and warm against my face 😀
AND the sewing session began…..
I”m not going to give full blown instructions on how I did it all because if like me , you Google it you’ll find plenty.
But the sites I found most useful were:
My one tip would be to hand-stitch the baste seam for the zipper, because in my experience it’s a bitch to unpick seams sewn by the machine.
And this is my cushion family: 3 by me, and 2 by BigW
Next up Knitting! xo