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Easy Peasy Cushion Cover 29/10/2009

Filed under: Sewing — snoozerider @ 22:08
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I am feeling very pleased with myself, having made a cushion cover – from scratch, without a pattern, in less than an hour!!  The material was an offcut mother-in-law bought me from a car boot sale, the thread was some mum gave me, which came from my step-grandfather’s curtain shop and must be at least 30 years old!  So a very cheap, easy to make, recycled, thrifty project.  Just what I like  🙂

Front of cushion cover

Back of cushion cover

Here’s the instructions if anybody wants to make them.  It makes a cover to fit a 17 inch square cushion pad.

  1. Cut one piece of material for the front – mine measured 20 x2 0 inches as I was erring on the side of caution, but think 19 x 19in would be a better fit.
  2. Cut two pieces of material for the back, each measuring 18 x 12 inches.
  3. Hem the two back pieces (approx 1/4 inch hem) – you could actually probably get away with just hemming one end of each piece as that’s all that will show!
  4. Lay one of the back pieces onto your front piece, right sides together. Sew around three sides (you need the other side free to get the cushion in)
  5. Do the same with the other back piece – they will overlap slightly.
  6. Turn inside out and there you have your easy peasy cushion cover.

I am looking forward to making more of these out of my stash of old curtains, offcuts etc.  Maybe try a patchwork one, or embellished with ribbons and ric-rac…I am quite excited!

I am so glad I have learned to sew, it has become a real pleasure.  I only wish my beloved Nan was here to see it – she would have been so proud.

If it’s easy peasy food you’re after, have a look at my Home-Edible blog for lentil soup and apple pudding recipes 🙂

It’s at http://homedible.wordpress.com

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