Friday, October 24, 2008

Finally... A Crafting Day!

I have a serious thing for online crafty tutorials.  I've been eyeing this one for cushions from Sew Mama Sew for quite some time and decided today to give it a try.  I'm not finished yet, because I just had to make it more complicated by adding some quilting to it.  I thought, though, that I'd share the progress with you fine people.  Here is the top of one of three cushions.  I pieced the top out of some new and some vintage cottons and sort of quilted it to a piece of nice flannel to make it a little more durable.  They are 19" square and 4" deep.  They'll be floor cushions for the living room.  I'll be using the brown linen I used on my little houses pillows for the sides and bottom.

One of the things about this tutorial that just knocked my socks off is the part where she shows you how to magically make tons of bias tape out of a small square of fabric and then turn it into some super fab custom piping!  It's worth checking out just for that little gem.
Now, hopefully it will not be months and months before I can show you a cute stack of finished floor pillows!


7 comments:

idyll hands said...

How fabulous is that? I love the pillow and can't wait to see the finished product.

Sunny said...

super cute start, I may have to check that tutorial out myself!

Ekio Locatiare said...

So cute! I love that blog just for the tutes.

Can't wait to see the stack. ^-^

Rat Trap Press said...

Nice. I want to learn to sew. Any advice or recommendations where to go for basic info?

dogwood said...

Thanks!

Rat Trap, you can find lots of simple (and more advanced) tutorials on craftster.org. I really like the books Sewing Made Easy (it's oooold, but you can find it on amazon I'm pretty sure) and Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. The first book covers everything under the sun! The second one is just a bit more modern.

Rat Trap Press said...

Thanks for the info. I'm going to look for a machine that can handle sewing truck tarp, inner tubes, and heavy nylon. I'm not exactly sure what I want to make but whatever it is it will be heavy duty.

thepaperbluebird said...

super fun!