Thursday, 9 February 2012

Hooray for Fat Bottom Girls!

I've finished my jeans cushion!  






I wanted to reflect its origins as much as possible so I kept the original seam for the envelope opening at the back - which I like because it reminds me of a comfortably fat bottom  (which more or less what it came from).

This cover was fiddly to make because the seams at the points were hard to sew through and I eventually broke my last machine needle and had to finish the piping and back by hand.  I made binding for the piping and thought I was being clever in joining the pieces on the diagonal as I'd read this reduced bulk - unfortunately I wasn't clever enough and I ironed the seams to one side instead of open. You can see the bulge.

 
I will remember this next time.  It's possible though that I might have made life easier for myself by binding round the edge as if it was a quilt.  Still nothing ventured, nothing gained!

4 comments:

  1. Well done, looks good. Those jean seams are a pain in the neck!

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  2. Thanks for the tips on finishing - hopefully I'll remember them!

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  3. Oh I love that. Pinning it would go great with my sons jeans quilt I am making.


    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  4. I HAD to check that post out after you linked it! GREAT title! I LOVE the pillow - it will be so nice and sturdy and I LOVE the star!!! Woohoo!!

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