Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Easy Cushion Finishing

Joy. I have finally finished my needlepoint cushions, previously posted here and here because I made it easy for myself.

Call me lazy but when I found out that I could use ready-to-sew cushion backs, zipper included, I couldn't resist.

You could also use these cotton backs for other projects if you dislike sewing zippers. I couldn't find them in Australia so purchased them at EmbroiderStitch.Com, a UK based website that has an amazing selection of needlepoint and craft kits.

So easy. Lightly press the finished needlepoint front and square up if necessary. Pin fronts and backs right side together and don't forget to open the zipper first! Sew along your last row of stitching.

I like my cushion corners to be square so after zig-zagging and trimming the edges, mitered corners were folded and held as pictured before turning inside out through the open zipper.

See. Square corner.

Is there anything more satisfying than a finished project? That's a big deal in my household.


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Kylie said...

Wow Thea, they are fantastic! I love your stitchery and that ready-made backing is a great idea. I've been worrying for days about how to make my crocheted triangles into cushions... how do I sew them to a backing etc. This has been so helpful. Thank you :) Kx

Jennie said...

Ready-to-sew cushion backs. What will they think of next?!

flourish and blume said...

OMG Thea, they're so cute, so Nanna chic! Love the little robin red-breast. x said...

Love this Thea, so colourful and cheery.

Hot Fudge said...

Your cushions are adorable Thea. Why didn't someone tell me about ready-to-sew cushion backs earlier? Would have saved my sanity.

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