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Thursday, 9 February 2012

Knitted Cushions

Cushions are fun and easy to make. A current trend in home furnishings are knitted cushions. To make a cushion cover from a jumper, all you need is a well-worn wooly and a cushion pad.

Lella Loves... Knitted Cushions

Lay your jumper out on a flat surface, place the cushion pad in the front centre and fold the bottom of the jumper underneath the front and then pin the four corners.

Remove the cushion pad, turn the jumper inside out and run a free-hand running stitch up three sides.

Starting at the bottom right, sew up, across the top and then back down to the bottom, sewing it as straight as you possible can. Use the pattern as a guide if it helps.

Once you have tacked the cushion by hand, cut out and leave an inch between the scissors and the free-hand stitched edge.

Your unsewn bottom section is your envelope fold.

Turn your jumper the right side out and insert your cushion pad.

Hey presto!  A cardy cushion handmade by you.

Lella Loves... Recycled Fabrics

These panels are samples from a knitwear supplier and I found them at my local recycling arts warehouse. Look out for knitted sweaters in your local charity shop. Chunky cable knitted jumpers can be found for a few pounds.

*Tip: Never worry about holes as they can be darned with wool taken from the off-cut.

Have fun and keep warm!

Lella xx

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