Friday, October 2, 2015

show and tell.

yesterday, i mentioned that i wanted to make a couple of cushion covers and i have wasted NO time!
with the public holiday in melbourne today, i thought it was the perfect excuse to ignore the housework, and get to a little bit of sewing.

four Darth vader motifs screen printed in black onto a light grey fabric

the fabric panel above, i screen-printed at the craft sessions a few weekends ago, thinking i could make a cushion cover for the study for bb. he's a big fan of all things star wars!

because i was super unorganized before the craft sessions, i had no plan or idea of what i wanted to do with the screen-printing. hence, when it came to making my panel into a cushion, my fabric was a little narrow.
this meant i had to play around and add some sashing around the edges to widen the panel.

cushion made of screen printed panel with Darth vader motifs

i'm pretty happy with how it came together considering i'd never sashed anything before, nor constructed a cushion back before!

to hold the cushion in the cover, i sewed some buttonholes freehand on my machine (the buttonhole function wasn't working!!) to one side of the back panel, and raided my button stash for something that would work...

brass computed ornate button on black fabric

these little beauties came home with me from the bendigo wool show earlier in the year.

i mayyyyy already have regrets for choosing black for the sashing and backing for reasons you may have picked up in the previous picture.
black surfaces don't stay pristine for long when there's a ginger kitty in the mix. cat. hair. everywhere!

what have you been making recently? have you ever sewn a cushion cover before?

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