17 October 2009

Union Jack Cushion

After seeing a cushion in a window on my sisters blog I thought I'd have a go at making one myself. I had a hunt around my material pile and found an old red skirt and some bits of left over felt.
I made a Union jack flag from felt and then cut it into a heart shape.
I then hand drew some letters and backed them with interfacing. I had the help of my little pin cushion that Samuel made just after he started Primary school.

I pinned everything to an old flannelette pillowcase and then stitched it into place.
As the felt 'E'was plain I added some flowers and beads.
and Ta Dah..........................the finished product.

It was a lot of work and a bit time consuming but worth the effort I think and it looks right at home on my settee with my other handmade cushions.

11 comments:

  1. Great job with the pillow---very creative of you. I loved your Pink Saturday blossoms as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Get yourself into business, woman! How about one with the Saltire?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I saw the pillow on Ruth's blog and loved it! Can't believe you made it and made it so quickly! Looks GREAT.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi, Thankyou so much for stopping by, very pretty pillow.
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, Liz, I love it! You sure are talented with a needle and thread!

    I love the 'I Love London' pillow in the window. Would you be able to tell me the name of the shop? Maybe I'll just have to do some googling . . . you don't see a pillow like that too often . . . usually they say I Love Paris!

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your new pillow!

    Blessings,
    Teresa

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm repeating Ruth's message! Start small but think big!!!! LYL

    ReplyDelete
  7. they are so cool it really is time you started a shop:)

    ReplyDelete
  8. gorgeous! you are so talented!

    ReplyDelete