Monday, August 15, 2011

Cushion with two faces from recycled shirt

I have been wondering for  2 months what cushion to make for my new sofa. And it happens at once. 
I have seen this shirt and liked the color (exactly the same as my lamp). I liked the embroidery very much, too. So decided to create 2 cushions in combination with orange - the sofa's color.  
Thinking or how to closure the back, I know it is impossible to find zipper matching color, suddenly found I can use the buttonholes of the shirt.
First I added two little triangles to compensate the neckcurve.
 The back of the shirt I have used for cushion's back.
Added thin batting and stitched - some lines by machine, some lines by hand. I have seen this in Nova Flitter's blog  and likes it very much. 

The front looks great, too.
 I like the final result. What about you?


  1. me too!
    simple and elegant!

    PS love the birdy background by the way :)

  2. Thank you Rali (Domoshar). Your opinion is worth much for me.

  3. Keti, thank you! I was wondering about binding - invisible thread of sewing by hand. By hand is the final decision.

  4. wow what a great idea, it looks really fancy. I love recycling too, and will definitely be looking out for some material to transform into a cushion like yours. Also love the fact thats its a one off, original. Well done

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your words, because you love recycling.