Home-Sewn Cushions

I have a little sewing machine and a newly-decorated living room. So what could be more obvious than making new cushions for my sofa? I’m planning a whole set but here are the first two:

Two new cushions

The one on the left is my personal favourite, it is felt flowers just cut out and then stitched onto the cushion with embroidery floss and running stitch. The other is the first one I did, with lovely turquoise beads sewn on and then stitching around them. Here are a couple of close-ups:

bead cushion close up flower cushion close up

The first cushion has an interesting overlap on its back, where my spatial awareness failed me when trying to sew layered overlapping things together inside out. The second time, I pinned the first seam while the cushion was the right way out, so I could be sure which way it would end up!

7 thoughts on “Home-Sewn Cushions

  1. Hey, those flowers are brilliant!!
    Have never been a big fan of felt, but actually thinking I might try some of that myself.
    Very artistic, well done!

  2. That’s so cool! I wish I had a knack for that kind of stuff, but alas, I’ll have to make to with watching other people make cool stuff :)

  3. I don’t have a sewing machine, I don’t even have needles and threads! It’s been over 15 years since I last used either I think :)

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