Lately, I've fallen in love with these pretty knit cushions that have been popping up in many homeware stores. They would add so much colour, texture and cosiness to any space! However, I'm not at the stage where I can bring myself to spend at least $50 for a new cushion, so as always, a DIY project was in order.
What I did was:
- knit a rectangle
- cut backing fabric to a rectangle of the same size
- sew along all sides, leaving an opening
- insert lined stuffing
- sew the opening shut with a blind stitch
This pillow cost about $7 dollars to make. The chunky knit was $6, the backing fabric was a $1 remnant (I still have almost a metre left), the stuffing was recycled from old pillows and I used drumsticks as my knitting needles. After completion, I hand-washed this dainty little pillow and it now blends in with all my other cushions on the sofa. I definitely feel like snuggling into my side of the sofa even more now!
I am going to make a white one next, and try my hand at inserting a zipper. I'm not a proficient sewer or knitter, so I don't know how combining those two is going to turn out. If it comes to any good, I will be sure to post a proper tutorial!