Wednesday, November 3, 2010

~ Madly Deeply Sewing ~


This week I am madly catching up on some sewing projects I have seen in magazines and the like. Here are some cushions I finished this morning. I got the tutorial from the latest "Notebook" magazine [ November]. These cushion covers are dead easy to make! I used vintage fabrics and men's business shirts. No zips required girls! Gotta love that.

50 comments:

  1. Isnt it a great idea!!! I made some a few years back, cant remember where I got it from, but I love your fabrics,gorgeous!
    Have a lovely day!

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  2. What a happy sight! I would love to come home to those.

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  3. I only bought my Nov Notebook yesterday and haven't had a chance to sit down and peruse it. Thanks for the heads up about the cushions. I'll be wanting to have a go at those.
    Love, love, love Notebook!
    Love your blog too!

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  4. Fabulous, I love the business shirt bit, great idea! That'll save me having to make my own button holes :) Beautiful fabrics too.
    Lady S xox
    ~www.ladyinresidence.blogspot.com

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  5. I love your cushions and using men's shirts as the back is inspired.

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  6. They're lovely and the shirt backing is a reat idea! I'm pretty sure I have that mag in a pile somewhere, must check it a bit closer. Isn't it the last one?

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  7. Ai que lindas! Sou grande fã do seu trabalho e aqui busco muitas inspirações.
    Beijos!

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  8. The pillows are absolutely gorgeous Simone. I love the fabrics you have used:) Hope you have a fabulous Wednesday ~ Tina xx

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  9. They look lovely Simone. Do I spy red polka dots? LOL

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  10. They're looking superb... Another mag I'll have to check out. Have bought one before but not in a while... You've just reminded me. Have just received my Christmas edition of Inside Out in the post. I'm a bit disappointed in it... It feel so dark. Good luck sewing. I'm working on a driftwood Christmas tree for my framers. Pruxxx

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  11. Great and colourful looking cushions! I want to make them too! No fabric in the house however, maybe my husband could do without some of his shirts...
    ;-)
    Bye,
    Marian

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  12. Oh they're adorable! I'm afraid I'm not very good with a sewing machine.

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  13. Oh I love those cushions made from men's shirts. I first saw that on Martha Stewart and yes it was a very "good thing". cheers Katherine

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  14. Ok if you call pillows... cushions, what do you call cushions? ( our cushions are the seat of the chair or couch, that is usually attached and upholstered to the furniture. ) Just wondering, you always throw me off with the use of that word. And then I remember, oh yeah!!! she is on the other side of my world! Love it!

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  15. I have to get my sewing machine in good working order. I have big cushion plans, and I am really liking the no-zipper zone.

    Cheers!

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  16. Hi Simone, Great cushions!! Love the idea of using men's shirts. I saw your feature in the country Collections magazine - well done! You have a great home.
    Suzyq

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  17. Just about to sign out of my site when i noticed your comment and thought that i'd visit! I love your new cushions, there is something about fresh, bright new cushions that does my head in. Lovely!

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  18. P.S...i've joined up..just realised i loved your fish from yesterday too, so you are my kinda site.

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  19. Beautiful... as well as all you do!!!!
    cariños

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  20. I do love these....mens shirts...you are amazing.xoxo

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  21. These cushions look fabulous. Love the idea of using mens shirts
    Lee:)

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  22. Fabulous cushions Simone...

    I haven't bought Notebook in a while.. but did i hear somewhere it won't be around much longer?

    Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

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  23. They are gorgeous1 My husband has put a ban on more pillows in our house though. He says we need a whole room just to keep all the cushions.....

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  24. The cushions are beautiful, I love them!

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  25. They look great...must go out and buy Notebook, such a great magazine.

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  26. the colours are really cute together, I've just revamped the outside cushions for summer!

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  27. Beautiful pillows! So colorful and cheerful looking. I love the fabrics. Just lovely!

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  28. wow business shirts - you are too clever!
    Keren
    xx

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  29. i wish my house is next to yours.. sigh..

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  30. Those are absolutely fabulous! I just love how happy they are!

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  31. how fabulous are your cushions!!

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  32. These fabrics are just beautiful and would brighten any room. And yes, any sewing project without a zip is a good one :)

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  33. They look amazing, would love to see one or two more photos of them, please. Trish

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  34. Hey, my husband has tons of great looking Tommy Bahama shirts that he never wears any more. I could use those for pillows!! Great idea- clever girl.

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  35. My goodness - AWESOME IDEA - Zips and Button holes are a pain in the wotsit when it comes to cushions so I will definitely give this a try my dear. Thanks for the hint x

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  36. Dear Simone....these look absolutely fabulous...


    Hey I have had that magazine sitting in my "mag" basket along with soo many others that I havent even begun to read/peruse yet...

    I have been soo busy....

    hope you will sell them in your shop??

    xx andrea

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  37. florals the way to go! we love florals

    Cheers, B & Liv
    www.blivbook.blogspot.com
    B L I V B O O K: darling&diva ♥

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  38. Gorgeous love the middle and bottom ones the best; being rose and ruby addict xox

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  39. Oh how clever. Not only don't you need zippers, you don't have to make buttonholes either! Thanks for the great idea. You color/pattern choices are beautiful.
    ~Marilee

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  40. Isn't Notebook great :) Hopefully I will get chance to pop in tomorrow and treat myself to some retail therapy :) Have fun, Lisa

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  41. love those cushions - are they going to the shop - they would be a huge hit ! le

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  42. gorgeous! definately a summer project to add to my list! thanks for sharing Simmone!
    Romana :)

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  43. hmmm i really must get round to making some of those, thanks for the reminder, they're great. love your fabrics.

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  44. Wow so clourful & using mens shirts great idear Simone!! :)

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