The one where I pick up a needle and thread

One of my favourite breton tees got a hole in it. One of those annoying little holes that are impossible to fix but stick out like a sore thumb. You know the ones, they appear out of nowhere usually near your waist just around the middle. Does anybody even know where they even come from? Catching on jeans? Belts? I have lost so many tops this way. Ugh.

But instead of crying over the loss of one of my favourite stripey tops, I thought I’d have a go at turning it into a cushion cover for bedroom. How hard could it be? And if it went terribly wrong, well the top was useless anyway so it would only end up in the bin.

I don’t even know how to use a sewing machine let alone own one so I did all of the stitching by hand. It’s far from perfect but it’s good enough! The easiest way to make a case for a cushion like this I’m guessing would be an envelope style with an overlapping flappy bit. (I’m also guessing that there is probably a proper word to describe that. Ahem.) But anyway, because of where the hole was in my top, I couldn’t do it that way. So I used one of the existing seams of the tee for one edge, stitched the other two inside out then popped in the little IKEA cushion pad before stitching together the final edge. It means that it’s not a removable cover but when the time comes, I’ll chance it and throw the whole cushion in the washing machine *shrugs*

Up cycling jumper into a cushion cover (Mostly) Yummy Mummy Blog

I know up-cycling old jumpers into cushion covers isn’t anything new but I’m stupidly pleased with how it has turned out! There was a time when I wouldn’t have attempted to do anything like this thinking that even something this simple with a needle and thread would be beyond me. Just goes to show, huh?

And of course if there was one thing my bedroom was missing, it was another cushion. I’m lying of course, we have to fight our way through a whole pile of cushions to climb into bed every night much to Mr Mostly’s amusement! Ha!

(Mostly) Yummy Mummy Blog

7 thoughts on “The one where I pick up a needle and thread

  1. Sophie says:

    I think the main culprit is the washing machine. Clothes get G force, a tad through the drum holes when spun and that’s how we get holes in clothes. Very annoying! My theory and I’m sticking to it 😉

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  2. M@Home says:

    Love your Cushion! And I ALSO get those stupid holes, ALWAYS on the same spot, and no I don’t get it in dresses so it must be belts or buttons or something.

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  3. Alice Cullerne Bown says:

    Oooh that is gorgeous. Let me know if I can feature it on the HIBS100 website (my day job). I am always on the look-out for nifty makes x

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