So Sew

So I decided it was definitely time to perfect my sewing machine skills after watching The Great British Sewing Bee and being inspired by the amazing Ann!

I thought I’d start simple with some cushion covers and where better to begin than going fabric shopping at Liberty London?

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By the time I’d threaded the machine and pinned the fabric, I had lost a couple of hours! Although it isn’t the most exciting stage, it is worth taking your time to pin the fabric accurately.

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In this case I was using a 40x40cm cushion and so cut the fabric 45x45cm to allow for a 2.5cm hem either side. This was a bit overly cautious and it could have been thinner at the edges in hindsight. For the reverse, I cut it in two separate sections, each 45x30cm to allow for a neat hem and the overlap. I could have cut the fabric in one long piece and folded it over but I liked that when using three pieces it gave a sharper edge to the cushion cover.

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I hemmed the overlap and then sewed on the ribbon and tag before stitching the edges on the machine. 

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And voila! Here was the result:

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Thanks for reading! These cushions will be available on Etsy shortly so watch this space: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kateevadesigns

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You can see more from Kate Eva Designs at http://www.kateevadesigns.com

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