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Friday, 4 November 2011

I got Crafty - Hand made cushion

I've got a pile of old clothes, well not exactly old, just too small. Jack's old clothes mainly. I was sorting through a few the other day and came across a romper from Next with 'Little Bro' on and couldn't bring myself to put it in the charity bag & thought instead it would make a great cushion. I didn't think I'd ever get around to making it though as it would need to have an liner made so that the cover could be washed.....and that would take time.


I went into the loft earlier and came across an unused cushion pad which I thought, if I trimmed it down a bit, would be perfect. I stuffed it into the romper to see how much I would have to trim off & was surprised that it fitted perfectly. 


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With a small amount of hand stitching that took around 20 minutes, I sewed up the legs,arms & neck, stuffed the cushion pad inside (it was a tight fit after sewing the legs up) through the popper opening on the crotch & this is the result.


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Perfect on Jack's Bed


It's sew simple (see what I did there?) even the kids (older ones) can do it.


20 comments:

  1. Mummyandthebeastie4 November 2011 at 13:15

    Ah it's lovely, you clever thang! I am rather challenged when it comes to sewing so well done you and a great idea :-) xx

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  2. thanks! My sewing skills aren't great & I would've much preferred to do it on a sewing machine but I couldn't be bothered to get it down from the loft & set it up....now remember to keep all your rompers next time, I want to see those cushions! x

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  3. That is so cool! Clever you. xx

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  4. maggy,red ted art4 November 2011 at 14:11

    Ooooh what a clever idea. You know I love making things out of "special keepsake clothes"! and this is very very cute! Love how you don't actually have to do that much sewing. Great idea.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  5. Thankyou....it was so easy I may do more, the house will be full of cushions & the wardrobes will be bare!
    x

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  6. Thanks for inviting me to share. I made a quilt (not a very good one) out of old vests & baby clothes for my eldest once (in the days when I had one child & more time on my hands!)
    x

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  7. Very cute, I would love to be more crafty x

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  8. I think even the least crafty could do this...minimal amount of sewing (& it;s not very neat at the back!) x

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  9. That's such a great upcycling idea! Love it!

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  10. You are inspiring me, maybe I will try and make something...watch this space x

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  11. ooh great..look forward to it! x

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  12. That is so cute and very effective! I want a go now! x

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  13. you must have loads of 'too small' clothing that you could try it with? and Dunelm have cushion pads in all sizes....give it a go! x

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  14. very clever and effective!! get you going all crafty x

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  15. I amaze myself sometimes!!
    x

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  16. Little Family Of 35 November 2011 at 13:58

    Clever lady, I love it! xx

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  17. I love this! not only can you cook you craft and sew too. V impressive and a great idea. Wish I could sew ...!

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  18. thanks....and it really wasn't much sewing, most seams were already done....the knack is to get an exact match on your thread, that way you don't notice how untidy the stitching is! x

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  19. I really like this idea. I may well borrow it for a couple of Bud's old t-shirts when I sort his clothes out. Such a good way to hang on to those items that you love.

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  20. borrow away......yes there are certain items that you just don't want to part with aren't there. x

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