Saturday, October 1, 2011

More fast sewing

Everything I'm sewing seems to be fast these days. With so much stress building due to upcoming uni work, I can't seem to concentrate on anything difficult. Despite having a stack of sewing projects lined up for me, with fabric, patterns and notions ready to go, I can't seem to even think about them.

This time I've made simple, fast cushion covers to brighten up our home.
These first two were made with Anna Maria Horner Lou Lou Thi fabric. I love the colours in this fabric and they are so bright and summery. I backed them in another fabric from this range and the trick to making them a super fast sew is making them envelop closures. No zippers or buttons, just a doubled-over back to enclose the cushion insert.
Next some fat quarters from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom fabric line. These are nice, but not awesome like the Anna Maria Horner covers. I really thought they needed to be pieced, but I like my cushion covers serged so they can be washed easily. So I cut the fabric into different width strips, serged them together and then made the big strips into covers, again with envelop closures. I hate zippers and buttons at the best of times and have no intention of using them unless absolutely necessary.

Now I did have a length of fabric strips made up that wasn't quite long enough for a cushion cover. What was I to do with it???
Make another skirt for Adele of course! I added a waistband and trimmed it with ribbon to add a little length to it.
"Those cushions are wearing the same outfit at me!"

Clearly Adele wasn't in the mood for taking photos yesterday.

Now that Adele has all of these new dresses and skirts, I really must start making some bloomers to cover those horrible nappies.


  1. I'm just catching up on a little blogging after weeks in hiding. Looks like you've been getting stuck into some fun quick-fix projects. Your fabric selections are lovely.

  2. That skirt is so gorgeous! It suits Adele perfectly!


  3. Good use of scraps. The skirt is adorable!

  4. You have to do fun and quick sometimes! The cushion covers look fabulous and so does the matching skirt. I really need to make some new covers for my grimy couch pillows.

  5. LOVE that LMH fabric... gorgeous cushions.. would go really well at my place! :)


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