I hope you’re all enjoying this long weekend! As most of you celebrate President’s Day, we Canadians are celebrating Family Day and I am celebrating this day by making cushions!
Last week I was watching a local TV show called Cityline. Thursday is Homeday where they give decorating advice, tips etc. A regular on the show, seamstress Mary Dobson did a tutorial on how to make a five minute cushion. She had me at cushion! I love making cushions, you can change a room up with a little bit of fabric and now an extra 5 Minutes!
I also wanted to try making one of these faux grain sack cushions that I’ve seen in blogland lately using a fabric marker and fabric paint. I have to say the fabric paint turned out better for me.
This is the black one I made. Many of you may not know this but I love black!
I used my favorite dropcloth material for these. Butters is a little upset that my pinecones are preventing him from jumping up on his stool to get to the sofa!
I think it turned out well.
You begin with 1 piece of fabric. Just add 2 inches to the width of your insert.Then double the length of your insert and add 8 inches for your flap.My inserts were 18×18 so I ended up with a piece of fabric 20x 44 inches.
It actually only takes five minutes after you have cut your fabric and then folded and pressed your seems. Here I started by pressing my two ends
You will then bring up the bottom end right up to the top. After this you will hem the sides together. At times three layers of fabric.
After your two hems are done turn the cover right side out. You will have a little envelope like this, the flap will still be inside out.
I had made some other ones with more of a beachy blue color
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and thanks for stopping by!
I’ll be partying with these ladies this week:
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Shabby Chic Cottage
The shabby Nest
My Romantic Home
Funky Junk Interiors
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French Country Cottage