21 February 2012

The Bag, part 4...

...The Bag becomes cushions!!


After yesterday's sewing, it became quite clear to me that The Bag was to be a bag no more! In fact when she came in from school, my 10 year old decided she would quite like to have the cushions for her bedroom!


So what happened today?...


 This...First of all, I want to show you the wrong side of the two cushion fronts...As this is the first real thing I have made using my sewing machine, (I really am a complete novice!!) I am really chuffed with how neat it all looks...yes, I know you don't see it when made up, but it just gives me a little sense of pride!!

Before sewing fronts and backs together, I needed to  pin down a flap on the inside of each of the cushion backs. This will become the envelope closing for the cover (a bit like a pillow case). I chose to do it this way, as I figured it was a bit easier, plus if these are going in my daughter's room, I will need to wash them now and again...so again ease of removing the covers.
 Then with the right sides together and all pinned in place, I did the deed...I chose not to tack this time, as I was going slowly, and felt confident enough on something this small...any larger and believe me it would all be tacked in place first!
This is my little machine...like I said in a previous post, hubby bought it for me a couple of years ago for Christmas, but apart from a couple of alterations, it's sat in the cupboard...until now!! It's perfect for a beginner like me, not too fancy, not too complicated...Just Right...
 ...and here they are, the finished cushion covers...this picture shows the Cath Kidston cushion front and the back of the M is for Make cushion...

...whilst here we can see the front of the M is for Make cushion, and back of the Cath Kidston one...


I'm not sure which is my favourite...I think they are both great!! But then I would...I made them!!














But what's this??? Look at my poor little sewing machine's cover...cheap nasty plastic...I think I feel a new project coming on...watch this space!!

2 comments:

  1. U made the right decision Sara, they look great xx

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  2. Thanks Jules...

    Emily loves them!!

    Sx

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