Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cardigan Cushion ...

 I posted here about converting an old cardigan of Kirby's into a cushion.  I didn't get to it that weekend so...
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 I gave it a go today!  
First I turned it inside out and tacked the opening closed so it would retain it's shape.
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Then, I pinned it across, under the arms then took to it with a pair of sharp scissors!
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 I attempted to use my sewing machine to sew the top opening shut - this did not work!  It was way too thick and heavy for the machine to handle.  Lots of swearing then happened!  Deep breaths!  I then threaded up a needle with yarn and back stitched my way across the top.
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Next, because the bottom of the cardy had a neat edge, I got some ecru embroidery cotton and just sewed it shut all the way across the bottom.  Neat as! 
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Then it was a matter of undoing the tacking, undoing the buttons and turning the cardy the right way out.  Stuff a cushion insert in there and button it up!
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 Ta dah!  All finished and ready to cuddle on the lounge!
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Probably the quickest craft project I have ever done.
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Cheers - Joolz xx

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