Friday, 3 August 2012
New Cushion Covers for the World Traveller
Before the age of 6 months, Roman had been on 3 long haul flights. He was born in the UK, then we moved back to Australia and we also took a trip to the US. Talk about gluttons for punishment!
The cushions on the reading chair in Roman's room were due for an update and I wanted to incorporate a bit of an international theme. At the start of the year, I saw that Spotlight were getting in this lovely London themed Linen, so when it came in I snapped it up! At the time, I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it. Anyone else buy fabric just cos you love it?
I flicked through one of my sewing books before making the cushions and it had a great tip. Sometimes the corners of the cushion can look a little pointy, so after cutting out the pieces for the cushions, I slightly tapered the edges towards the corners. It works perfectly!
The London cushion was my first go at an invisible zip. I can't believe I waited this long! So easy to put in and, well...invisible! I did buy an invisible zip foot, and it's definitely worth the investment. It makes the job so simple. I didn't even iron the zip first (like you're meant to) and the foot unrolls the zip just enough that the stitches go right up to the teeth. I'm a total convert!
The New York cushion was made from an old t shirt and some spotty scraps! I put a double layer of iron on interfacing on the back of the t shirt to stabilize it and then cut out the square. I added the panels to the sides and a bit of topstitching to keep the seams under the spotty side.
Much more suitable for a little boy's room, don't you think?!