Wow… that was a 5 week unexpected break from blogging! Things have been fairly hectic with work which has meant minimal time for blogging. Still, we’re back today with a Chevron Cushion tutorial for you, very exciting post for us – and something hopefully you’ll enjoy too.
Recently my mum gave me her old sewing machine, which was pretty cool but also a bit scary as I’ve never really sewn anything in the past – apart from a very brief foray with chair covers last year which nearly saw me throw the sewing machine through the window! I posted over at the YoungHouseLove Forums for some beginner projects and the overwhelming response was to begin with a cushion.
A cushion is probably straightforward for most crafty types, but for me it’s a serious accomplishment! There are tons of great tutorials out there on the internet but I’m definitely more of a picture person so this tutorial from Madigan Made really helped.
I won’t write a whole tutorial myself but there was thing I learnt from this – the overlap of the fabric for the envelope is really important. I didn’t make mine quite big enough and because I used a bigger cushion the fabric gaped:
If any other absolute beginners have made the same mistake then here is my helpful tip to rectify this issue – velcro. Velcro is your friend! I brought mine from Hobby Craft and it was pretty cheap, I brought the self adhesive kind and so far it’s holding up but it may require hand stitching in place if it starts to lift. It’s not very pretty but you can’t see it when the cushion is closed.
And here is, my pride and joy, my first born (cushion at least) in all it’s glory!
Don’t you love the fabric? I had to order it online as the UK seems to be a little slow at getting on board with Chevron. For any UK readers I ordered it from Fabric Rehab and they do have it in different colours as well.
I am unbelievably proud of how these cushions turned out, sad I know! I love how the Chevron Cushions look against our brown sofa too, they definitely lift the room. So much better than all the beige from before!