A few months ago I made a cushion from a piece of vintage Star Wars bed sheet. Having never made a cushion cover before, I was pleased with the end result and liked how quickly it came together. Plus, C3PO, Darth Vader and the Death Star now grace our living room – who wouldn’t be happy with that?
Using the Force…for lumbar support.
Since then, I’ve been writing down all kinds of ideas for fun cushion covers and have managed to whip up a few like these bad boys:
Quilted front, zipper back
All you need is Love
Personally, I like a really over stuffed cushion so I use a big insert but because I’ve used a layer of cotton batting and backing fabric for the cushion fronts, a smaller insert would work and still give the cushion good shape. Plus, the covered zipper makes the back look as good as the front – bonus!
I’ve got a long list of ideas for these and I’m thinking I’ll take custom orders on my Etsy shop. What do you think? What would you put on a cushion?
Happy May 6th and welcome to Telltale Thread’s giveaway!
I’ve been a crafter for a looonnngg time and over the years I have amassed many, many crafting items. Some things I bought because they were pretty, other things I bought because they seemed useful, other things I just. had. to. have. for no good reason. I know I’m not the only craft supply hoarder out there. Raise your hand and let me stop feeling like a weirdo!
Anyway, the silver lining to the cloud of my overspending is that I know I will never get around to using
most some of what I have crowding my craft space, so I offer some of it to one lucky reader. My current focus is on quilts, clothing and toys for my Etsy shop so I’ve culled a few things from the cupboards to get someone else started on their own hoarding crafting experience.
|All of the things!
I’ve tried my hand at a number of different kinds of crafts over the years and I’m offering a little range of different kits and supplies for projects that you may not have given a go before. We’ve got: from Spikey Designs, a Kookaburra quilt pattern (baby size quilt); a flower fairy cross stitch from Janlynn; a Make Your Own paper bird kit that I bought at the Red Hill Market outside Melbourne, Australia; a fat quarter (18×22) of beautiful floral batik; and an alphabet mini-stamp set.
All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment (make sure there is an email attached in some way so that I can contact you!) telling me what your favourite craft is, or what craft you would like to try. You have until 5pm PST on May 10th to enter. International readers are welcome to enter, too!
Don’t forget to visit Sew Mama Sew for all of the other great giveaways – so many chances to win!
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