Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pillow Cover Recipe:

You will need:
1 beautiful vintage cotton knit cardigan
1 red and white stripe print
4 teabags
1 feather inner
17 buttonsMethod:
1. Cut a piece from the back and the front of the cardigan out to the size of the feather inner. Stitch together.
2. Make up a cushion cover from the red stripe print.
3. Dye the print cover in some tea, so that it more closely matches the cream sweater.
4. Stitch the buttons on in a pleasing way.
5. Assemble the outfit!
6. Snuggle up and enjoy the fact that some of those odd buttons you've been hanging on to for years finally have a use!

12 comments:

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Really cute project! Love all the buttons.

And, your grassy flip flops are hilarious!

Kamana said...

what a fabulous idea! very creative :)

Sarah said...

It's great when hoarding is justified! I always need something as soon as I have got rid of it!
This cushion cover is great, so cosy and colourful. I once made one out of a red velvet shirt that just didn't suit me but was lovely fabric. It is now my cat's favourite cushion!

Estelle said...

Oh, I love this idea of "getting dressed". Was wondering about the tea bags! (I guess you also need some Illy for the seamstress (-: )

kendalee said...

Lovely! That pretty red & white fabric looks perfect here. :)

Also love the grass flip flops!

Chris said...

Oh wow, this is great. I love projects like this!

Anairam said...

This is very clever (and so are you!) PS Your lovely Corrections cushion covers have been put away for winter - my winter colours are reds and chocolate brown and a kind of mustardy yellow, which may sound revolting, but it is actually quite nice - it matches a khelim I've had for years. PPS Hey! How does one spell khelim? - can't find it in my dictionary? Dang, I'm a proofreader, I should know this!

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

What a cute project, and a fun way to use all of those buttons!

Lauren K said...

What an adorable idea! Great post!

Anabel Fournier said...

I love the idea!!! Looks wonderful, very creative!!!

christa elyce said...

this is awesome!!! Love your ideas! how do you come up wit this stuff! you're blog is awesome!

MAYRI - HAYRIYE said...

what a lovely pillow...
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