17/11/2015

DIY | Turn a napkin into a cheap cushion


What do you do when you fall in love with a cushion that's over your budget? We'll you find a way to DIY one! Cushions are really easy to sew, great for beginners like me, and this pattern has a simple envelope back so there's no need for a zip.

If you've found the perfect cushion, lots of stores do whole ranges in the same fabric so keep browsing and see if you can find tea towels or napkins in the same print. Luckily despite falling head over heels for Thornback & Peel's gorgeous rabbit and cabbage cushions, which are completely beyond my price range, they also do napkins for a fraction of the cost. And even better, they are 43cm square - the ideal size for a cushion!

You will need:
Fabric for the front of your cushion (ie. your napkin or tea towel)
Fabric for the back of your cushion (I used a plain white cotton to match the background of the front fabric and to keep costs down)
Thread
Pins
Scissors
Sewing machine
Tape measure
Cushion pad 
How to:







Not bad for a couple of hours work and I made two in that time! I'm really pleased with them - they complement the blues of our sofa and vintage trunk coffee table, add a slightly country look and kept to our limited budget. 

p.s. I wasn't able to take step-by-step images while making these so created the graphics above, I'd love to know what you think of them.



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7 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! I actually think you get more of the pattern on your handmade cushion then the ready made one (if that makes sense) x

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  2. This is so cute! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! :)
    xx
    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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  3. I loved your graphics! very clever and i simply adore that fabric too...off to check them out thanks...
    D x

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