I am often commissioned to make cushions any shape or size from a wide variety of fabrics.I really enjoy this chance to make a totally unique cushion especially chosen by you!
I have made quite a few cushions from silk scarfs ,hankies and now a vintage Union Jack Flag.There so many beautiful scarves and vintage hankies out there ,search them out in charity shops and antiques fairs.
Lilac London Scarf Cushion
This cushion is made from a gorgeous scarf with London scenes Buckingham Palace,St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster with Big Ben all in soft lilac shades.For the reverse I used a damask fabric as the scarf is quite large ,it has been ruched in the middle and a fabric covered button has been added ,shown here close up.
London Scarf,damask and fabric covered button.
The next 2 cushions I would like to show you have been made from a Vintage Commemorative Flag from 1935, to celebrate King George V and Queen Mary Silver Jubilee , 25yrs and a vintage hankie.
Vintage Flag & Hankie Cushions
The flag had seen better days,it arrived well worn and torn.After removing the edges where the worst tears were,I laid onto a piece of linen fabric and stitched around each hole and tear with matching threads.There was no way to mend this piece ,so I tried not to cover the wear ,but to stabilize it.This added a great deal of charm.The reverse is a stunning red velvet slightly crushed in appearance reflecting the front perfectly.
Commemorative Union Flag
The hankie cushion, a cute 10″ square just perfect for making a sweet cushion.The added heart button adds the perfect finishing touch .
All these ideas have come via commission ,contact me with your ideas or if you have a gorgeous piece of fabric stashed away you want to have on display,I am sure I can make a cushion that you will love.
Next time I shall show you a couple of linen pieces that have a new use as cushions!