Monday, July 4

Something for the couch

Yesterday I made a new cushion cover for one of the couch cushions and I think it turned out fairly well. I'm not brilliant at making cushion covers as you can probably tell from the photo. I always make them slightly too big so my cushions always suffer from 'empty corners syndrome'. I also don't measure anything. Because I often think cushion covers  just made from regular quilting fabrics are a bit  floppy I quilted the top of this one. It now feels firmer but soft at the same time. The cushion is also a try out for a colour scheme I had in mind for a quilt later this year (or maybe even next year?) It's a mix of newer fabrics and stash fabrics in grey, black/white and red shades.

P.S. Many thanks to all the sweet replies to my last post!


  1. Love the pillow- the colors are great!

  2. nice ... I'm a non measurer also ... a bit hit and miss but hey!

  3. I think it turned out really nice. Do you have a basic pillow pattern you follow? I really need to make some pillow covers.

  4. Thank you all!
    @Thea I just sent you a mail. I don't use a pattern and make all my pillows with an 'envelope' style back because it's so easy and also because I'm still scared of sewing zippers! :)

  5. I think it looks great :) Take the plunge and add a zip it is so easy and opens you up to lots of wonderful stuff.

    When I make cushions I don't leave any seam allowence so if I have a 20x20 inch cushion that is the size of fabric I cut maybe with a little extra on the height to allow for the zip but no more than an inch extra and it mostly seems to work with avoiding cushions that don't look full enough.

    I love your choice of fabric :)

  6. Eeep! Yes I know I should overcome my fear of zippers...Thank you Miss Pixie for the great tip on getting the measurements right for full looking cushions!


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