Friday, April 30, 2010

Project Day: No Zip Cushion Cover










I hate zips! I was inspired to make this cushion cover from a disused pillowcase, and old cushion and some embellishments from Ikea. It's best to use a striped pillowcase cover so as you can cheat the straight line seam/sewing.
  • I used a 40cm x 40cm old cushion but you can use an insert.
  • Place the insert into the pillowcase and move it hard up against the sleeve/flap opening [this becomes your no zip entry!] pic 3 #.
  • Cut off the excess length so the cushion sits tight inside.
  • Take the cushion out.
  • Turn the pillowcase inside out and sew the cut edge together [you should now have 3 sewn edges and the original opening/flap of the pillowcase].
  • Embellishing the top. I used these crochet embellishments from Ikea [$4.99 a set] and some fusible webbing [ebay].
  • Cut out the webbing to the approx size of each embellishment.
  • With the iron on wool setting, press down hard for 20 secs per embellishment or until webbing has fused with the fabric.
  • Insert your cushion again and enjoy.
As stated yesterday, I am off for a girls long weekend ! So excited. Will be back early next week! Take care. Simone xx

33 comments:

  1. Oh I love it Simone! I hate sewing zips too, so it is pillow case backs or no opening at all for me as well! I love your crocheted embellishments, soooo gorgeous! Hope you have an absolutely wonderful girls' weekend away:) ~ Tina xx

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  2. Oh - and have a lovely girls long weekend! Have a great time.

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  3. That's my style of sewing!! Can't do zips or button holes! I adore the embellishments - they are so cute! Love it.

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  4. Oh goody... I posted about a purse I made today in which I had to unpick the zip about 5 times... and even then I didn't get it right! I've been wondering about making no-zip cushions for my new nursery. Thanks for the advice!

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  5. Don't you just love stitch witch. I use it for anything that I don't want to sew. Works great. Pillow looks great too!

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  6. What a fab little trick Simone! I usually make them the hard way, but no more! I'm off to raid my old pillow case stash.... Thanks for the tip and have a fantastic day!

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  7. Very cute! I'm not much of a seamstress but you've inspired me to give it a try!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

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  8. Simone, you are sounding like me right now about no zip in the cushions!!! Just lovely!!!
    I might be lazy to do button holes (not your case though) and usualu I go for old blouses where the buttons and the holes are already there! Just funny me.
    I love your project Simone. Looks so cute with the crochet flowers.
    Have a lovely and warm fall weekend!
    Hugs,
    Li

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  9. Zippers are tedious little things aren't they?

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  10. I saw those flowers at Ikea and fell in love with them...I will have to go back and buy them. Thanks for this today...another winner!

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  11. Anything with NO zip is fantastic by me!

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  12. Just fantastic!!! Thanks for the idea!! xoxo

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  13. This sounds like the perfect way to make cushion covers. I hate trying and I mean Trying with a capital T to sew zippers, I am hopeless.
    Alison

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  14. Great project for those of us who don't like zippers. I love the embellishments you used on the cushions they look great.:)

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  15. It's so cute and super cheery! Have a great weekend!

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  16. hola simonne!!! l love how easy looks and so pretty!!!!! l wish you a very happy weekend with the girls!!!lots of FUNNNNN FOR EVEYBODY!!!BESOS ENORMES!!!!

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  17. This is so cute Simone.....Have a great weekend, xv.

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  18. Love your beautiful blog, so creative and cozy !!

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  19. I love it! very cute Simone!
    Marce

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  20. I love it! Those appliques are too fun. Hopefully there's a trip to Ikea in our future (it's 4 hours away) so I can pick some up. :)

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  21. you always amaze me with your creativity, love it x

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  22. Yes I'm all for the no zips.. and always love your Friday projects...
    Sorry I've missed a few posts.. been a bit absent from blogland lately... so glad to do a bit of catch up.. hope you are well.. xxx Julie

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  23. easy enough and super beautiful!!!!! i don't even think i own a zipper, so i'm with the no zip policy too. lol.
    thanks for sharing. pillow is lovely.
    sue

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  24. You are the virtual queen of finding simple ways to decorate and make pretties! Enjoy your time with your friends.
    Brenda

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  25. I almost did the same thing - how can you resist cute little crochet flowers for 2.99!!

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  26. Very Clever Simone!
    Love the doilies sewn on as well.... I hate sewing zips too!!!

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  27. So bright and pretty - perfect for a cold autumn day! Leigh

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  28. What a colorful, easy project. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. thank you so much for this ideas!! :)

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