Saturday, April 30, 2011

A ruffled cushion and knitted cushion

We had a very enjoyable Easter, a nice blend of relaxation, socialising and getting some jobs done around the house. I painted our bedroom and was really happy with how it turned out. I'm still putting some finishing touches to it, so will show you some photos in a later post.

One of the finishing touches were to make a couple of new cushions for the bed. I got inspiration for a ruffled cushion from the tutorial here. As my fabric was a bit thicker I had to do the ruffles a little differently than the tutorial, but it still turned out not too bad.

For the ruffles I cut 3 2" strips and sewed each of them down the side and
then ironed them down flat.

Eew the colour didn't turn out right in the below picture but you can see how I pinned the ruffles in place and then stitched them in place from the back.
The seams were then sewn up. That's one cushion ready for the bed!

The next cushion I made from a large knitted cardigan that I bought at the opp shop for $3.
 I cut out a large square from the back of the cardigan and then measured out the size I required and sewed a similar coloured fabric to the backside of it.

This has made a lovely soft cushion.
So my creativeness for today is done...2 new cushions for our bed!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

8 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said... Reply to comment

That's clever using an old cardigan for the knitted cushion, saves all that tiresome knitting.

bj said... Reply to comment

OMGOSH...how smart you are to make one from the old sweater. It is just beautiful. Both are going to look so nice on your bed.

Rebecca said... Reply to comment

Girlfriend you are AMAZING! OMGOSH...fabulous ideas!

xoRebecca

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said... Reply to comment

Hi Annette,
I LOVE your pillows! Both are gorgeous! You've done a fabulous job. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Naturally Carol said... Reply to comment

They are both superb! Love the ruffles and the woolly softness.

Carolyn said... Reply to comment

I love your pillows-great idea to make one from an old sweater!

Carolyn

Bev C said... Reply to comment

Hello Annette,

Great re-use of the cardigan. Two lovely cushions for your bedroom. Is that the latest of Monica's books?
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Bringing Pretty Back said... Reply to comment

HOW I WISH I COULD SEW! These pillows are darling!!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

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