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 🙂
Here’s the instructions if anybody wants to make them. It makes a cover to fit a 17 inch square cushion pad.
- 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.
- Cut two pieces of material for the back, each measuring 18 x 12 inches.
- 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!
- 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)
- Do the same with the other back piece – they will overlap slightly.
- 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