Friday, June 11, 2010

Project Day: Vintage Chenille Heart Cushion Cover








I have a small collection of vintage chenille blankets which I use regularly as bedspreads. And because I love chenille so much I decided to think of new ways to use it in my home. Here is what I did:
  • I purchased some pre-cut chenille squares on Ebay [I couldn't bear to cut mine!].
  • I also purchased some fusible iron on webbing [paper backed] from Lincraft.
  • Using your chenille squares cut out the same sized paper webbing [see pic #2].
  • Iron the webbing [right side] onto the chenille squares.
  • Fold that completed square in quarters.
  • Using a heart template [no more than 3 inches wide] and using SHARP good quality scissors cut out the heart shape so you have 4 hearts.
  • Repeat with different colours until you have 9 hearts.
  • I used a recycled cushion cover. I then peeled off the backing sheet of each heart and ironed it onto the cushion cover.
  • For the pink cushion cover I used 9 hearts. For the blue cushion I used 12.
Here are the results on a few cushions I did. I really like the mix of colours and the fact they have a little vintage mixed in.
This weekend is a long one in Australia. So I will see you all next week. Have a great one. Simone xx

40 comments:

  1. I want one in that purple and yellow!

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  2. How gorgeous! I love chenille - it reminds me of my nan :)
    Have a wonderful weekend Simone x

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  3. Those are great! I just love your creations. :)

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  4. I have a chenille spread in the attic from our first bedspread. I should have known then that I was destined to like vintage stuff. But to cut it up would be a hard thing to do. It is beige and all bumpy, I would take a chance at dyeing it. Maybe..... You are my Vintage Queen!

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  5. Glad to hear that you didn't cut your chenille
    blankets! The pillows are really adorable.

    Melinda

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  6. Oooh delicious - love chenille - reminds me so much of my childhood bed. Lovely cushion covers!
    Carmel

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  7. That is so cute!

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  8. Your cushions look fun and FAB! I love the texture of chenille. :)
    Blessings!

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  9. What a great idea Simone, love it! Hope you have and the family have a wonderful long weekend! :-)

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  10. What an adorable idea! I really need to try this!

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  11. Oh they are so cute Simone! Love chenille - I think my mum still has the green one I had as a wee little one!

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  12. I seriously need to get a sewing machine, your projects make me hand itchy and eager to get sewing♥

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  13. oooh this one I could even do....I think my daughter would love one of these. Hugs for another wonderful DIY project. xoxo

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  14. Absolutely adorable! I've always loved vintage chenille.
    have a fantastic long weekend! : )

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  15. Great cushions! I love the 'no sew' part!!! ;-)

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  16. Oh how fun and super easy! Now sewing involved! I think I might be able to make one of these!! :)

    Thanks so much for the inspiration. I love your blog and the beautiful photos of your house. :) Your bathroom is so light and refreshing.

    Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

    xoxo,
    Bonnie

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  17. gotta love Chenille, particularly this time of year,met the super lovely Tracy yesterday...was so much fun..I didn't realise she was denim days...such a small world, you surround yourself with the nicest, most creative gals, cheers Katherine

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  18. that looks amazing!!
    please stop by for a little giveaway!!
    xoxo

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  19. Sweet idea to renew my little Aila's bedroom!! Thank you, Simone!!! Aila is gonna get a white and pink one. Have a lovely weekend!! Bela.

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  20. I look at this post and think, "how on Earth does anyone have the patience for this?" Such beautiful little happy things, they are. But, I design & craft jewelry, which is hugely tedious, but I love every single minute. xx's

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  21. I couldn't cut up my old chenille either. These look very pretty.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  22. Hi! Simone, lovely cushions I have to buy a sewing machine soon. Have a wonderful weekend!Marisa.

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  23. They are so cute. Im inspired to make some cushions for the boys room now. xx

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  24. well just look at that!! to pretty!!! great idea.

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  25. Very cute and pretty! Have a sweet day!

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  26. This is lovely and I also love hearts .
    ♥RINI♥

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  27. Always hard to make that first cut on our chenille favourites
    Loving the heart cushions
    Alison

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  28. You come up with the greatest and most ingenious ideas!
    Brenda

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  29. Beautiful!

    It's difficult to resist a beautiful heart :)

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  30. Wow, that is some collection of chenille you have there! The pillow is really cute!

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  31. funny, i just found this somewhat vintage bedspread, not chenile, but gorgeous just the same, in my mother's attick and took it home for a summer spread! can't wait, it's almost warm enough here. i love chenile too though and never thought of looking for pre-cut squares on e-bay. thanks for the inspiration and i LOVE how your pillows came out. getting me thinking...

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  32. Loved this pillow! Thanks for your visit on my blog!

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  33. I love this. I have so much chenille too

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