Since I'll be moving in to my new home (new to me, trust me to pick a previously owned house) I wanted to make some new cushions and goodies to take with me, cue my local dollar thrift store, it never lets me down!
I picked this hooded cardi up for $1 and it turned into this gorgeous (I think) cushion. I also recycled some unfluffy cushions and a bed pillow that were otherwise on the scrap heap, lumpy, dribble marks from my hubby falling asleep on them and somehow they had pen marks on them too, yum I'm really painting a picture for you aren't I?!
I opened up the cushions (they didn't have a cover it was just a stuffed and sewn cover) opened up the pillow and removed the insides which was one solid piece of compacted Polyester fluff, except it wasn't fluffy. So I sat down one evening and pulled it apart into little pieces until the whole inside of the pillow was fluffy again and restuffed the old green cushions which were now going to be cushion inserts. The bed pillow was just the yucky cotton shell once I'd finished, although I could always have cut this up too and used it as stuffing.
That's it, I just sewed a square with a tight zigzag stitch, the cardigan opening became the cushion opening so no button holes or zippers needed, a quick easy project.
I even have all these leftover pieces to make something else from!
|The materials in before state|
How it's going to look paired with my other Red, White and Blue cushions.