I’ve got loads of scrap fabric.
I can’t get rid of it, it’s far too nice… but the pieces are small – not enough to do much with. I’ve all the bunting I need and no need for anything ‘patchwork’ at the moment.
Here’s something I thought I might try with a scrap of a lovely large flower print I found and a small piece of nice upholstery linen – Appliqué.
I’ve a lot of cushions without decent covers. I’ve decided, in my new ‘old’ house, that I’m not going to buy any more cushion covers – they are so easy to make, and it seems to be the only way to get something unique, original and interesting, unless of course you pay megabucks for one offs or designer exclusives.
One by one, I’m covering them, slowly but surely, and I thought that this might be a good use for some of my fabric scraps.
This is what I came up with – an appliqué cushion.
I sewed a big red Poppy from a large flower print piece of scrap I had in my stash onto this green linen.
I then used my Easy Cushion Pattern to make it into a cushion. It worked pretty well and was quite easy to do.
I think it looks pretty cool. You can make it as unusual and as unique as you like.
…and you can get my free instructions on how to do this–