Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New cushion creations!

Time for the big cushion reveal!

These were made using fabric designed by Julie Paterson of Cloth fabric.
It's hand screen printed just out of Sydney on a lovely linen\cotton blend fabric which sews so well.
The prints I used are Wattle, Stoney, Rough Rose and Boardwalk.Quite Australiana.

Notice the fancy piping around the edges. That wasn't fun, but looks the part.
You can buy the fabric by the metre from the Cloth people or if you'd like smaller increments you can go to Duckcloth. Great service.

Above is my other cushion. This one is made using a lovely piece of Designers Guild fabric called Ramblas.
I crazily made a box-style cushion (what was I thinking - that's two lots of piping on one cushion!!) with stripey piping and side panels. I'm so pleased with the results.
And yes, those are threads that I haven't cut off yet. I was too excited to do that!

Looksee, on the reverse there's a different colour. I've buddied it up with a cushion from Ada and Darcy.

Above: a before of my good ol' Ikea Ektorp couch with my old cushions...
and below, my new cushions!
(whoops, maybe should have ironed covers???)

While I was sewing I also made a new cover for our little old Laura Ashley poofy/ottoperson/footrest.

I like the blue and cream stripes but wasn't so keen on the stains from Lyn's work boots and Molly's paws.
The new one is a slipcover in Cloth fabric Stoney in turquoise.

Above is another recent project I thought I may as well share whilst I'm banging on about my sewing adventures.
I made these cute pink and blue floral\spotty pillowcases for a friend who had been kind to me recently. I'd quite fancy some for my own bed :)
Well there you go my friends. One of my plans is to get a new set of covers for my couch this year. I'm so stuck on colours. I love white or cream but Molly dirties them too quickly. And no, I cannot keep her off the couch. Maybe a grey, or pale blue or green? Any thoughts? Something with a brown paw print pattern perhaps?
Well, I'm back to work today (booooo) but thankfully have dinner with two other bloggers, Jane and Kerry to look forward to. Very exciting!


  1. Well done Sarah. They all look fabulous! Very swish

  2. The fabrics are really unique and beautiful...and your sewing skills are amazing. Gotta love the Ektorp always looks great.

  3. Great fabric, love the roses. And piping........tried it once and let me say, it wasn't enjoyable, so much admiration to you!

  4. LOVE IT! Especially the yellow rose :) Oh how I wish I could sew cushions.... I'm rubbish at it. x

  5. Your cushions are gorgeous Sarah, I love the fabrics you have chosen. How lovely to be having dinner with Kerry & Jane I hope you all have a lovely time. xx

  6. Your cushions are just lovely Sarah! Love how you put piping on them too. How cool to have dinner with Kerry and Jane!! Have fun. xx

  7. WOW! your cushions look amazing! I LOVE those rose fabrics! Good luck going back to work, have a great dinner too! X

  8. Very nice Sarah, so talented! Enjoy dinner with Jane and Kerry sounds like a lot of fun. ;-)

  9. Wow, you have been very busy. I am very very impressed with your piping. Great job. Enjoy that dinner, what a hoot!

  10. They are awesome Sarah, v.v. cool! Dinner sounds like a treat, have fun! xx

  11. Fabulous fabrics and handiwork! I hope you enjoy dinner tonight... Jane and I went to uni together (that's Hobart!) Glad you liked my list - I did wonder whether others might have totally different ideas...! A x

  12. You probably have already guessed but I'm a lover of all things turquoise and those fabrics are just gorgeous. I think my fave design however would have to be the gorgeous Ramblas pink rose, just beautiful xo How clever you are :)

  13. These are awesome Sarah! What a clever thing you are :)

    Abbey x

  14. So clever, I particularly like the first ones in that deep pink colour. We're just as indulgent with our two pups, and picked the red gingham for our bed & windowseat to try and camouflage the dirty paw marks! But I would hate to not have them up with us. Hope your first day back went ok, I'm still struggling and I've been back for 3 days. Love the pillowcases too.

  15. Just fabulous, Sarah. I can't wait to see them myself. You are a star. J x

  16. Oooh I love your box cushion and can appreciate the effort. I have put off the box cushion so far...! Love Cloth fabric of my faves.
    (First time visitor by the way...lovely blog)


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