One of my most popular blogposts was a tutorial on how to make a pouch for headphones. Now I have written a tutorial on how to make these Read More
It is almost Easter and if you have time for some Easter sewing I have a couple of small scrap projects that you will be able to finish in a couple of hours. It is also a lot of fun to play around with what fabrics, colours and thread to use. I have made an easter version of the mug rug that I made a tutorial for a couple of weeks ago. You can find the tutorial and pattern on my tutorials page or here.
On these two I quilted a grid on the diagonal and appliquéd two egg shapes. Read More
The new school year starts this coming week here in Australia. It is a very hot ending to summer holidays, it is 39 degrees here in Melbourne today. This year it is only my youngest that’s going back to school. She has two more years of high school and she still likes my homemade pencil cases.
It is almost Christmas and summer holidays here in Australia. I’ve had a really hectic couple of months so today I took my youngest daughter out off school for the day and went to the beach. It turned out to be a really nice day.
The only sewing I’ve had time for lately is two more cushion covers. They are a house warming present for my Cousin Camilla in Sweden. She is also a very good friend and support to me. They should arrive in the mail this week. The cushions I made last month you can find here.
How to make the cushions you can find on my Tutorials Page as a downloadable PDF or here. The only difference is that back and front of the cushions are quilted. The zipper is inserted exactly as in the tutorial.
The first of the cushions is made of 2 1/2“ squares and then quilted 1/4” on each side from the seam in a contrasting colour. On the back I quilted the same as the front but black thread on black fabric.
The second one is made of 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangles that was sew together in pairs in to 4 1/2” squares and sewn together with the rectangles in different directions. It was quilted in the same way on both back and front but in a larger grid.
Here is a couple of pictures from today. A very nice day indeed. The pattern to the handbags, The Alex Bag, you can find in my Etsy Shop.
Until next time, take care and happy sewing!
The front of the cushions are made of four fat 1/8s that I cut free hand with a rotary cutter.
I stitched each layer together by placing the pieces close together and make about 5 or 6 marks on both sides. Match these marks when pinning the seam. Stitch and press the seam allowance to the darker fabric .
Make a second cut the same way but this time take the two bottom layers and put them on top before you stitch the layers together to get different colour combinations on all the layers.
Pair them together so each colour only appears twice in each pair and it is different colours in the middle.
Place the halfs so they overlap about 1/2″-1″ and make a cut on this overlap. It is a bit tricky so it’s not as wavy as the other seams. You have to try to hold the fabric still with one hand and cut with the other. Stitch the two halves together and trim each piece to a 16″ square rectangle. Make a quilt sandwich and quilt with a different pattern on each colour or any way you like.
Have a look here on how to make these four squares in to cushion covers with a zipper in one of the seams. You can also download the tutorial from my tutorials page.
I hope you have as much fun as I did making these. The possible combinations are endless. The next pair I make will be a house warming present in black and white fabrics.
I’d love to see your creations. Until next time, happy sewing and take care!