This is such a quick and easy project, but the result looks chic and stylish. You can whip up one of these babies in under half an hour! So start trawling the charity shops for nice woolen jumpers and get stitching! I think it would look really nice if you had a few different sizes of cushion and a few different neutral shades of wool together, but brights and patterns would work just as well.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- A cushion
- An old woolen jumper
- Fabric scissors and thread
- Sewing machine (Optional)
WHAT TO DO:
1 ) Lay your jumper flat and lay cushion on top
2) Cut around your jumper leaving about 2cm round the top 3 sides and approximately 10cm at the bottom, preferably with the jumper edge right at the bottom
3) Fold the long edge up over your cushion
4) Take cushion out, move top section down (still folded) so the fold line matches the edge of the bottom section, and cut off the excess at the top
5) Keeping the folded bit in place, lay the two sections right sides in facing each other. Pin the two sections together all the way round
6) Make sure all 3 layers are pinned where the fold is
7) Sew all the way round the top three edges in straight stitch, then go round the edge again with a zig zag stitch so the edges don't fray
8) Turn cushion cover right way round
9) Fold the extra fold down over the back of the cushion cover and place cushion inside
You can add buttons if you like, but this will hold together just fine without, especially if the flap is quite big.
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