Boys need cushions… they may not love them the way they should and in the case of my husband, may not need as many updates to the covers as I think are necessary.
But, when sat on the sofa and getting comfy a cushion is a definite requisite…
So, when wasting a little time waiting for a bus change over I popped into a fabric store, rummaged in the remnants box and found this fabric I knew just what to do with it …
My daughter’s boyfriend recently celebrated a milestone birthday and I decided that as well as a boring ol’ voucher he’d get a cushion cover decorated with his initial with this travel themed fabric which suits his lifestyle very well.
I only had a little piece of the fabric – not quite enough to cut the letter in once piece so I drew the letter on bonding fabric and cut it up into random shapes (don’t forget if you use bonding fabric that you need to do everything back to front).
Then I used a readymade cushion cover from IKEA and ironed the shapes into place, I then blanket stitched around each piece.
I was going to add pompoms to the corners but was advised that that may be a step too far, so I crocheted a fine trim all around the top edge of the cushion cover, and then popped in a pad and voila it was done.
A nice fun project and if he hates it — he can turn in over and have a plain cover! Luckily he’s too polite to have said anything other than thanks 🙂
Here it is in situ…
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