Tuesday, November 06, 2007

No-Sew Cushion

Katie and I made this cute little cushion a couple of weeks ago. It's a quick no-sew project which requires very few skills - measuring, cutting, and tying knots. We managed to complete the cushion in one evening.

Katie's eager to learn how to use a sewing machine but I'm not quite ready to let her loose on the eccentric and ever so slightly geriatric Singer 507. Perhaps when I get my new one for Thingmas (wink wink, nudge nudge, 'nuff said!) I can show her then.

The cushion front is a flannel doggy print which I picked up on e-bay from a lady who was de-stashing due to a move. The back of the cushion is made from a panel cut out of one of my old T-shirts. Katie chose a 12" cushion pad for this project. If you didn't have a cushion pad, you could always stuff a store bought plain cushion cover with poly fill and then cover this with the knotted cushion cover.

Here's a link to one example, in case you know someone who fancies a go! Aim for flannel or fleece fabrics - basically anything that won't fray should work. :)

5 comments:

Piglottie said...

Bernie thats great! And no sewing - amazing!!!

Jen / domestika said...

Coming on winter here in Atlantic Canada, a lovely flannel pillow to cuddle is looking good! I sort of got stuck on the idea of fleece and flannel hadn't really entered my mind, so thanks much for this! Love the doggy print, too...

AR said...

That's cute, and no-sew is the thing for me. ;)

Steph said...

That fabric is so cute. =) I've made no-sew blankets the same way.

Carrie said...

Aw, that looks like such a sweet project =) That might be a great idea for my kids to make their cousins as gifts...