Tuesday, 7 April 2009

How to make a quick cushion cover when you should be...


cleaning and getting your studio/guestroom ready for imminent visitors!


Yes I should have been tidying this mess.


Instead I was making a cushion cover from child #2 favourite old pair of pj's.
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Here's what I did.



Measure your cushion pad, and cut the pajama top to exactly the same size.


Cut through both the back and front of your pj's.


Place the back and front of you pj's together right side facing.


Stitch around all four sides.
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Undo a couple of buttons and turn right way out.

Tadaa! Finished!

Last and not least.....PANIC!
Guests arriving any minute!

22 comments:

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Fabulous cushion, I am sure the'll understand that it was a matter of life or death to get the cushion cover finished! lol

X Alex

Steph@hookandscumble said...

Great idea....I have this vague notion...as I save my children's clothes...that I will make a memory quilt...but I think it's more realistic to focus on the "Memory Cushion"...also I love the crocheted blanket..is it still a WIP or finished ?It looks fantastic.
Steph x

maggi said...

Great cushion and you could always tell your guests that you made it to honour their visit.

Shabby Chick said...

That is so lovely and to keep a favourite pair of PJ's forever what a wonderful idea. Hope you have a great time with your friends.

Mel xx

Hen said...

Loving those granny squares I spot in the background...
Hen x

lesley said...

Hi Fi. What a great idea. I shall do the same with my favourite PJ's in future, if thats ok with you. Tee Hee. It's great to recycle too, we a such a throw away society. Hope you are all well. Hugs xx PS. Enjoy your visitors.

Summer by the sea said...

What a great idea and a lovely way to 'recycle' - have a nice time with your guests - Natalie x

Thecraftytrundler said...

What a lovely, effective idea!! I adore your beautiful pile of rosali cushions, and the lovely bright crocheted throw : )
Have a wonderful Easter weekend with your guests!!

Sharon xx

Serenata said...

Excellent idea. I've just done something similar with a favourite cardigan!

Taz said...

Making cushions is far more important than tidying. goodness me do these visitors of yours not understand that? LOL :)

Marian said...

So simple and gets round the buttonhole issue, I can't do buttonholes on a sewing machine.

beadywitch said...

I Totally love ur mess, lol, Its so interesting, unlike mine....
And the cushion is a great idea...
Enjoy ur visitors......and Happy easter..

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I have to say I like the granny square blanket, that is coming together lovely.... I love the use of different sized squares and the colours are fab!

X Alex

The Fairy Glade said...

what a fabulous idea, and why didn't I think of it?!! dev x

Lucy Bloom said...

Simple and effective - great idea. Have a lovely Easter!
Lucy x

Lulu said...

beautiful pillows...Lovely squares also..

Anonymous said...

Awww...that's so sweet, your dd will love it!
-DianeM :)

jewelrygirl said...

That is a great idea. Very, very cute.

Carol said...

Brilliant! but my eyes were drawn to your stunning crochet throw! will it be for sale?
Carol x

Lynne said...

And you took the time to photo and blog about it!
Looks lovely

silverpebble said...

Lovely cushion cover you've made there. I'm feasting my eyes on the Granny crochet goodness on the bed too! Lovely.

Just hopped over here as Mr google reader recommended you. Who am I to argue when there's loveliness to peep at? Your embroidered bunnies are just lmagic

Emma
x

BT said...

Wow, what a fantastic cushion. Love it.