These two pieces took me about 4 months to complete (what with all the 50,000 projects I also had on at the time because I can never focus!) and I had been thinking a lot about how to finish them off. I didn't want to frame them and have been trying to improve my sewing skills so decided to make cushion covers. I have only done one so far, but wanted to share with you as soon as possible!
The completed pieces are only 20cm X 20cm and I was able to find small (30cm x 30cm) square cushions for £3.99 each! The "fabric" is a fleece blanket that cost £2.99! I had read somewhere that it is an easy material to sew with. Although I now realise that the post referred to hand sewing and I admit I struggled with the machine!!!
I decided to make a frame from some pieces for the front panel by overlapping them in a symmetrical pattern. It was really hard to press a straight line. I need to practise this!
I sewed these pieces onto the aida making sure that they retained the "spiral". As you can see the stitching is not totally straight as the fleece material kept bunching. I decided to stick with this as I had a feeling it would look less terrible when stretched over the cushion... I hoped!
I sewed these pieces all the way around the four edges (right sides together) and turned the whole thing inside out. And it looked OK!!
Mum just needs to decide which sofa it goes on! When I do the elephant one she can have one on each!!
In the background of the shot above you can see a painting I also gave to my Mum. This was my first painting I had done for about 14 years and thought I would share... And this is the Stained Glass piece I did last year. No more African presents for Mum now!!