Free fabric…

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,
back soon
Love Rosie

About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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