House warming cushions – with awesome dog fabric
It’s all about the sewing…
Many of my crafty endeavours end up being obsessions; once I start I have to continue. Obviously, these obsessions come in waves (I haven’t knitted anything for months). As you might noticed, my current obsession is sewing.
I’ve sown pillows before, but not so precisely. Making the quilt made me more aware that I was winging it before. So for these pillows I followed a tutorial on The Guardian.
So here are the results in photos, I’ve love to know what you think:
I absolutely love this fabric – bought as “fat quarters” from Cloth Kits in Chichester
Measure, and measure again, and one for luck. I still messed up my measurements somewhere as it wasn’t quite the right size at the end. Must. Do. Better.
As with my previous post on the quilt, I derived a lot of joy from ironing this project as I went. It gave it all a crisp finish that was pleasing. Obviously there is a practical reason to do this as well. It’s win win really.
Recycling a old newspaper seemed as good a thing to use as any.
The most nerve wrecking part of this whole process was cutting the lovely doggie fabric.
Iron and iron again
There was something incredibly pleasing about having all the final parts of the cushion ironed to sew together. Next nerve wrecking part: the sewing it all together part.
Ironing the hem where the back of the cushion will join
Marking and pinning the edge for sewing
Things really got serious at this point
It was all coming together
The moment of truth…first time it was perfect, second time I sewed the front fabric backwards and had to unpick the *whole thing*…
The finished cushion!