Friday, September 3, 2010

Project Day: Upcycled Cushion Cover















I am always looking for ways to make new cushions. Yesterday I decided to try a quick and easy recover. 15 minutes tops! Here's what you need:
  • A plain cushion and insert [ I bought mine from an op shop for $5].
  • A vintage tea towel [$2.95 from an op shop].
  • Iron on/fusible webbing [ $5 /m Ebay].
Take out the insert. Measure the front section of the cushion [where you would like the feature to be]. Cut out your tea towel to that measurement. Pin the cut piece of tea towel to your fusible webbing. Cut the webbing so you have a piece that is the same dimensions. You should now have 3 pieces [your cover, the cut tea towel piece and the cut webbing piece]. Heat your iron to a fairly high setting. Place the webbing in between the cover and the tea towel piece. Pressing hard and keeping the iron moving slowly, fuse the pieces together.
You now have a new look cushion.
Have a great weekend everybody. Simone xx

31 comments:

  1. So simple and clever! It looks lovey Simone. Have a nice weekend. ;-)

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  2. That's gorgeous, Simone. I'll definitely have to put these tips into action!

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  3. beautiful my friend...where oh where do you find the time to make pillows???? You amaze me.

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  4. It's just gorgeous Simone and what a unique idea for a special towel that just can't be used to actually dry dishes...now it will look beautiful for a long time!
    Tina xo

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  5. Aren't the simple ideas always the best! This cuchion looks great!
    Have a wonderful weekend and try to relax a little - yu are such a busy lady these days :)

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  6. I love your cushion. Thanks for showing us how to do it.

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  7. Love, love all kinds of pillow, cushions.... keep em coming! Great tutorial.

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  8. What a great and time-saving idea! I love the fabric.
    Brenda

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  9. Simone! I want to move to Australia and be your neighbor and friend! You are amazing! where do you come up with all these fantastic ideas?
    big XO!

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  10. That looks great, and don't you just love fusible webbing? It makes things so much easier. I have two cushion inserts just begging for new covers. I've been waiting for the perfect day to go fabric shopping. But I like your tea-towel idea better, so hope you don't mind me swiping it from you.
    Thanks!
    xo
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  11. So pretty! I love the fabric!
    have a great weekend and be sure to enter my handbag giveaway! :)

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  12. It looks fabulous! I just love your project days.

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  13. Oh how I wished I had kept all the old tea towels my mother-in-law had given me!

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  14. Very pretty, Simone. I often make cushions from teatowels: there are so many lovely ones around! x

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  15. That tea towel is the most beautiful thing I've seen all day!! Are those colours just the best combination or what... And then the cushion - perfection Simone. Pruxxx

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  16. Love it...and that looks like an easy way of creating a new cushion cover too..thanks for sharing lovely x

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  17. Top tip! :) Have a nice weekend and thanks for the comment at my blog! :)

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  18. The pillow turned out so lovely! Love the idea of upcycling a tea towel... so creative!

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  19. What a fantastic idea!!
    I have a stash of vintage tea towels that would work great as a pillow cover.

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  20. getting ready to buy my first personal sewing machine so i can do quickie projects just like this!

    looks beautiful :)

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  21. what is better than a simple word-less tutorial!

    i see fusible webbing in my future ...

    thanks, sweetie! enjoy the weekend ~

    xo
    elyse

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  22. What a fantastic idea. Have saved this DIY tute in my favourites. Scrolled down to see the progress of your shop and OH MY GOODNESS - how stunning! I wish I was in Brisbane to pop in and support you. It looks so well stocked and absolutely brimming with colour. Well done to you. I wish you all the success in the world. No doubt you will do very well. Such gorgeous taste!

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  23. That is one great tea towel, love the colors so vibrant, what a great idea., have a good one.

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  24. It is so cute ~ you always make the cutest things.

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  25. Gorgeous... I think you are going to have a book one day.. filled with crafts and projects, I really do!
    And happy 13 years to you too!
    xo trina

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  26. Happy spring to you. Lots of spring
    weddings happening. The cushion covers
    are so quick and easy. Great for beginner
    sewers. Brilliant idea to use iron on interfacing! Also thanks for checking out
    my blog. Must get back to it!
    Have a great week.

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