On a recent journey home from work I had a few minutes to spare right by a fabric store, it would have been churlish not to take a look, right?
They had a few books of sample fabrics, they were rather huge and much as I wanted to take these books – oh I forgot to say… they were free!!!! they were really too heavy.
Just as I was about to walk away, disappointed, I spotted some little books, one with real silk fabric and one with a synthetic silk, yippee!
I grabbed them quickly and got my bus home.
When I came to use them I chose the real silk one and cut away the fabric stuck to paper – kept it though, must come in handy for something…
I selected all the beige and mushroom colours and sewed them together in their squares, rather handily they fitted together rather well in a cushion size.
I then carefully ironed some reds and oranges and golds and greens to some Bondaweb. I then drew some flowers and leaves and cut them out.
I ironed them in place and then with embroidery silk I spent some happy hours going around all the said flowers and leaves with blanket stitch.
I added some gold sequins with a button on top for the centre of the flowers and then stitched the whole thing to a square of fabric.
I’m quite pleased with my freebie cushion cover – what do you think?
Thanks for reading,