A cushion for your chair...

... or a chair ON your cushion!

It is my mum's birthday this week - today in fact - and she's one of those people you never know what to buy.   She doesn't wear make-up or jewellery, and doesn't really use skin care or body products.  There's only so many books, black jumpers and chocolates you can buy a person, right?




So I decided to make her this cushion. 

I have 4 huge faux suede curtains that hung in our lounge a couple of years ago (if not longer), that I've been hanging onto because they seemed too good to get rid of.  A couple of pieces from one of those made the perfect cushion cover, onto which I appliqued and embroidered a vintage armchair. 

I kind of like the idea of having a chair on your cushion... on your chair!

I've got tonnes of this faux suede... I see many more cushions in my future. 


16 comments

  1. This is lovely. I'd love to learn to do it! Did you do a class or teach yourself? Any good links to help me learn? I have tried but am not good at it!

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    1. Thank you. I did a workshop about 18 months ago. I've got a little tutorial on my blog here: http://alittleofwhatyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/sewn-images-tutorial-part-1.html or you could try Googling "free motion embroidery".

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    2. Thanks Sam. I'll check out your post!

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    3. Please don't hesitate to ask if you'd like more info, and I'll do my best to help.

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  2. Ooooh, so pretty! I love these appliqued pieces you make!

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  3. That's fab, you should absolutely make some more, what an excellent use of the curtains. It's my OH's birthday today too - I have a list of things he wants me to make for him - none of which are done!

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    1. Thanks Jacq. I've actually got a couple more cut out and ready to sew, but I've got some other commissions to tackle first. Luckily Des doesn't want me to make anything for him, although he's usually got a list of repairs and/or alterations.

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  4. I just love your designs, all of them!

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