Cushions...not the most exciting craft project, i'll admit. But these cushions have been on my to-do list for a while.
Why? Because they are made from my gran's curtains from the 1960s and 1970s. Vintage at it's best.
Best of all, I discovered that making cushions out of curtains rather than material saves soooooo much time because most of the edges are already hemmed. I'm a lazy sewer (no test samples for me) so this suited me to a tee. You can find second hand curtains at most charity shops - just make sure you give 'em a hot wash first :-)
I used these cushion inners from Ikea at £4 a pop.
This is my button box. Every time a I buy a top/dress/coat I pop the spare button in here. And i've never used a single one...until now. And now it's totally justified.
Now you'll need to mark where you want your button holes to go and pop these in. I can't give much more instruction on this because I used my AUTOMATIC BUTTONHOLE MAKER for the first time and it was the NUTS. Pop your button in the special foot thing, line it up, press start. And hey presto, a button hole. Amazing.
End result...some rad vintage cushions that totally justified gran keeping hold of her curtains for 50 years.
p.s. what a weekend for Team GB in the Olympics. Three gold medals in one hour. Get in!
Happy Monday, folks x