Remember my living room make over?
Well, it’s taking me an embarrassingly long time to sort out the final details. I’m wondering if anyone else feels like they are never done when it comes to decorating? Maybe I am just too easily distracted…
Anyway, this week I made some good progress in that I bought fabric and turned it into new cushion covers for my old cushions. The fabric is all from the bargain bins, and so these turned out to be a really cheap makeover (especially given how little fabric waste you get when cutting out squares)!
I went for simple envelope style closures because I was making a lot at once and just wanted them to be finally done without messing around with zips and buttons. Each cover consists of 3 panels – the front square and two overlapping back panels. I didn’t make enough of an overlap on one of them so I had to add a buttonhole and button to stop it gaping.
My favourite is probably this graphic print – so much so that I used a plain fabric for the back of the cushion so that I could get more cushions out of the off cut! I think the plain backing helps it stand out, what do you think?
What you see here is a mix of hand made and bought cushions. I think mixing them up stops it all looking too homemade.
Incidentally, I will be moving some of these up to the guest bedroom (which has similar colours – and my honeycomb pop basket and recovered chair). I love how a heap of cushions can make your sofa look but in reality it’s no good if you can’t fit your bum on there too is it?
I’ll be back next time with the next How to Design Crochet Patterns blog series. Or possibly a new crochet pattern. Watch this space!