I had this vintage cushion cover sitting on my sofa for months held together with safety pins. Well tonight, I sewed it together and added some funky Felt decorated corners. It’s kept its character but is a lot more presentable now!
As promised…a tweety tutorial. This is a really satisfying project as its so quick.
I used a wire wreath form that I bought for pennies on eBay. I then wrapped old tissue paper and ( forgive me) loo roll around it, squished it a bit and Sellotaped it secure.
Then I got out my scraps. I have some string scraps of 1930s and 40s vintage fabric. But you could use jelly rolls or just leftover bits and bobs. Ribbon would be good too.
And then, you wind it round and round and round in a pleasing fashion until you like what you’ve got. Secure with glue or a stitch.
I finished it off with some accent fabric with a bunny and some jumbo rickrac. And then on to the felt for some fun!
Basically, whatever you want goes. I did a couple of birds and an egg. I slightly stuffed them using paper again and stitched them on.
Tadaaahhhhh!!! I hope you enjoy making yours as much as I did mine!
Today I joined our local quilt group. Again. And I met a friend of my mother. Maggie Davies is a quilting celebrity now – look at her beautiful handiwork here and below. My mother and she started quilting together back in the 80′s and I have the quilt they worked on together. There’s something special about quilts, so tactile, so familiar but so resonant. Sometimes I forget this, but evenings like tonight remind me again. Which is a Good Thing.
Two present sacks and a table decoration today…
The greenery was chopped by the boys this morning in the garden. Twisted ivy round a sparkly wreath and baubles chucked in for colour.
The sacks are made using vintage 50s American fabric and are a simple drawstring. I love this fabric. I hope the boys do too.