I hope you're all enjoying this long weekend! As most of you celebrate President's Day, we Canadians are celebrating Family Day.
I am celebrating this day by making cushions!
Last week I was watching a local TV show called Cityline. Thursday is Homeday where they give decorating advice, tips etc. A regular on the show, seamstress Mary Dobson did a tutorial on how to make a five minute cushion. She had me at cushion! I love making cushions, you can change a room up with a little bit of fabric and now an extra 5 Minutes!
You can find Mary's Tutorial here!
I also wanted to try making one of these faux grain sack cushions that I've seen in blogland lately.
I used a fabric marker and fabric paint. I have to say the fabric paint turned out better for me.
This is the black one I made. Many of you may not know this but I love black!
I used my favorite dropcloth material for these. Butters is a little upset that my pinecones are preventing him from jumping up on his stool to get to the sofa!
I think it turned out well.
I linked up Mary's tutorial above but thought I'd show you how easy it was!
You begin with 1 piece of fabric.
Just add 2 inches to the width of your insert.
Then double the length of your insert and add 8 inches for your flap.
My inserts were 18x18 so I ended up with a piece of fabric 20x 44 inches.
It actually only takes five minutes after you have cut your fabric and then folded and pressed your seems.
Here I started by pressing my two ends
After the two ends are pressed you will bring down the flap 6 inches right sides together.
You will then bring up the bottom end right up to the top. After this you will hem the sides together. At times three layers of fabric. (Don't worry you can watch the tuorial).
After your two hems are done turn the cover right side out. You will have a little envelope like this, the flap will still be inside out.
Stuff in your insert.
Now you turn over the flap and voila!
You have a quick and easy 5 minute cushion cover.