Humble & Maker

Beautiful: Boxed

At Humble and Maker we design and sell craft kits with a difference: gorgeous, unique products; the perfect materials; illustrated step-by-step instructions and packaging you can use to re-gift your creation. We don't just do craft kits. We do beautiful: boxed.

Sewing for Pleasure

All too often, I give away my handmade makes as gifts and lose the handmade from my home. So, this weekend  I threw open the sunroom (craft room!) door, letting in the spring air and while Nathan popped plants in the garden, I whipped up a cushion for our soon to be redecorated living room!

Felt & mustard handlebar print cushion

Felt & mustard handlebar print cushion

We are going for a grey and mustard yellow colour scheme so I took some grey marl felt, and some Art Gallery fabric which has a grey and mustard handlebar pattern on it. I took one of our existing cushions whose cover has seen better days, and used this as a template to create the new one and here's a picture of it finished!

I decided to create extra interest by having the front section split into panels of fabric and felt rather than one continuous pattern. The back is two pieces of the grey felt which I joined by using the black zip from the original cushion cover on the back. I haven't discarded the original cover yet, just in case I can find a way upcycle it!

There is a great tutorial from Debbie Shore here on inserting a zip. Top Tip: remember to have your zip un-zipped before you sew the back to the front...it's a bit fiddly to open otherwise! 

The cushion pad is filled with feathers which I think really helps with the finish by making it really plump! I'm really happy with how it came out, but what do you think?!

Hope this has inspired you! Happy Making!

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