Challenges, Crafts, My life

More unicorns, of course

That’d be the answer to ‘What have you been up to tonight?’. Well, kind of. But yes, I’ve been dealing with a unicorn. And Mischief. Fine, I shall talk in riddles no more. I made a cushion cover tonight. Out of an old jumper that never fit me quite right (the sleeves just felt off and weird). I have to say, it turned out quite a bit better than I expected. Here’s a quick tutorial or whatever you want to call it – me showing step by step how I did it.

1. I started off with my jumper – exhibit A. Plus some buttons, thread, scissors, a cushion, needle and measuring tape. I also used some pins but I forgot to include them in the ‘before’ picture. Oh well.

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2. Then the actual first step, which was measuring my cushion and the jumper. With some help from my loyal side kick/assistant, of course.

3. This was followed by me completely ignoring the measurements I’d just taken (once I got the cat off the jumper) and just cutting out some shapes. I’m not going to call them squares or rectangles or give them a defining name, as to do so would probably damage my reputation in the geometrics circle. Do I even have a reputation there? What is this?

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4. Anyway, now I got to use pins to try to make it all cushion shaped. I must say that it went better than I expected. That little colourful bit you can see there is my slight ‘envelope’ design. If you want to know what that is, please check out a proper tutorial.

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5. This was followed by sewing all the edges together, except for the one with the colourful bit showing. I also added buttons because why not. That’s the back of the cushion cover once I’d finished sewing (if you have a sewing machine it’ll take you about 2 minutes. It took me a bit longer as I did it by hand), and stuffed the cushion in it.

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5.2 And that’s the front of it. You have no idea how difficult it was to get a picture of it without my loyal side kick/assistant (or his shadow) blocking the cushion.

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5.3 Exhibit B.

Now that I’ve established myself as a crazy cat/unicorn lady who enjoys a night in sewing cushion covers… To be honest I wouldn’t even know where to take it from here. I think I’ve reached my limit. And probably yours. I’ll just leave it at that.

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial/step-by-step. I think it’s the first craftsy thing I’ve done this year and it was a nice little project to kick things off with (this means that now I’ve done 1/4 of my crafts for this year’s challenge). I’m hoping to get some more waves of inspiration soon enough. Possibly something wedding themed? Any and all ideas are welcome!

G.

 

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2 thoughts on “More unicorns, of course”

  1. I made a cushion cover out of an old jumper once. I took the easy route though: turned the jumper inside out, stuffed the cushion into it, stitched along the three sides leaving the bottom open, removed the cushion, trimmed the jumper along the seams, turned it the right way up, stuffed the cushion back in and closed the final side. Admittedly, that was a permanent cover, yours is a lot more sophisticated! 🙂 Don’t worry what those shapes were – they were cushion-shaped! 😀

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    1. Thank you! I think I have more jumpers that are waiting to be reused so I’ll try your method next time. I mean, if I can do this with even less hassle then bring it on! 😀

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