Last year on my trip to Tokyo I did some fabric shopping and picked up some gorgeous Echino prints. I love the feel of their cotton/linen blends and the bright colours they use in their fabric design. They were heavily discounted due to some small fault running through the bolt (so tiny I couldn’t see it!) and I’ve finally got around to using some of it to make a couple of cushions.
No patchwork this time – this print is a star in it’s own right so I kept it simple. I tried to put it a hidden zipper for the first time. It was a bit of a fail, mainly because I skipped several steps in the hidden zip tutorial because I didn’t have any glue handy. Never mind – I used a bright pink zip and I don’t mind the small pop of pink in the side seam.
A good tip someone gave me when sewing cushion covers – always cut them an inch smaller than the cushion form. So if your form is 16 x 16″ cut your fabric 15 x 15″. A smaller cover will ensure that the cushion form will fit snugly and fill out the corners resulting in a nice plump cushion.
This week I’m…
Sewing – I spent yesterday helping a friend set up her new machine and we are half way through making a quilted sewing machine cover for it.
Reading – My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Not sure if I like it yet but there is so much hype about the Neapolitan series.
Eating – Greens, Eggs & Ham from Joe Wick’s Lean In 15 book 2. My perfect breakfast, it’s delicious.
Starting – Michelle Bridges 12WBT next week. It’s my first time – have you ever tried her program? Would love to hear your thoughts!