Now that the weather is getting cooler in most places, you may be pulling your sweaters from last year out of the back of your closet. And maybe there are a few that you decide won't be making it into your wardrobe rotation. Before you get rid of an unwanted sweater, consider whether it could have a new life as a sweater pillow. Here's how to add a bit of knit texture to your decor by sewing your own sweater pillow.
I'm what you might call a pillow freak. I have an entire board dedicated to modern cushions on Pinterest. It's called "Pillow Power" because I'm a weirdo. So, spying not one but three awesome pillows that I can make myself, makes me very, very happy!
You might be able to guess what this is just by considering the name. If you can't, take a look at the 'Ostrich' in action:
Love the hamburger bed, but not quite up to the intensity? Get a taste of these hamburger scatter cushions, equally fun all stacked up or spread about.
From NotToday's Etsy shop:
"These fun and colourful hamburger scatter cushions are a great addition to any lounge room, or living are!
Each cushion is approx 75cm across the middle, and the two tomato cushions are approx 35cm across the middle.
This yummy centrepiece looks great scattered and...
Monday night Janet finished upholstering her salvaged bench. Talk about "student teaching the teacher", she paid such close attention to every detail of her rehab, it was a good reminder for me to slow down a bit to experience the experience. Ha!
Viewing someone's project out of context doesn't always convey it's fabulousness. In my Monday Night Upholstery post yesterday, there was no way to understand how the green cushion would look at home. This morning she sent me this photo of her handmade, three button boxed and corded bench cushion. She can now make boxed and corded cushions whenever she wants to. Teaching to fish...
If you're planning to entertain this hot summer weekend and the thought of guests sitting on your bare garden bench makes you feel very un-Martha-like, don't panic. Honestly, you can whip up this NO SEW fold and glue garden cushion in about 45 minutes to adorn your charming garden.
There's no question that down cushions are high-end and luxurious. The down side (ha! no pun intended) is that they lack resilience and don't provide the springiness many folks want in their seat. The problem with foam cushions is that they get compacted and crumbly after years of use. Many people ask me how to change out their down cushions to foam, or just replace their flattened out foam cushions. To see a very DIY friendly,
The Associated Content circuit has published this useful how-to to make floor pillows from old couch cushions, perfect for on-the-floor dining, video games, or to seat a roomful of little ones. The design is a variation on the envelope pillow, which allows the cushions to be removed and the covers washed, or switched out. The instructions include measurement and pattern making tips, as...
Ikea is offering hand crocheted cushions under its Sommar line, for $7.99.
Wait, what? A 10" hand crocheted cushion for eight dollars? Really? I'm no crochet-master, but Ikea can afford yarn, labor, and shipping for eight dollars? I know one could use a loom, but those must be some lighting-fast Swedish crochet masters with no regard for minimum wage.
Can this be true?
Whether you buy a zipper at the fabric store or use a roll of zipper "tape", the steps for inserting a zipper are really very simple. You need a zipper foot for your sewing machine. This how-to shows you how to insert a home dec sort of zipper used in cushions, pillows and slipcovers. The zipper I am inserting here is 40" long and will be the back band or boxing on a window seat cushion.
What you need:
sewing machine with...
It's about time for the Barcelona Cushion Clock from MonkeyNose: