I got a sewing machine for my birthday from my parents and siblings. It’s a Brother AE2500 – I’m no sewing machine expert, but basically it’s PINK! Anyhoo, a month has passed since I got it, and it’s sitting on my brand new desk alongside my laptop. I don’t know why, but I’ve been so nervous to use it!
Well, this Sunday I decided this is the day, I am going to sew something. I set it all up, did a few practice patches and it was actually quite easy to use. So I decided it was time to make something out of the apron my husband got from the Debenhams January sale.
It was folded up in the packaging, so he thought it was a pack of teatowels. Wrong! It was an apron, and I just don’t wear aprons when baking. I thought either I could made a teatowel out of it or a cushion. I went with the cushion idea, as I love the typography print – a cushion would be a better way of seeing the print everyday.
I decided to keep the ‘London Bus’ pocket to go on the front of the cushion. Using an existing cushion cover as a template, I cut out the pieces.
Rather than have a zip fastening, I decided to have a flap to tuck in, like they have in pillowcases. After sewing the edges together, this is how it looks.
SIDE (WITH FLAP TUCKED IN):
I am so pleased with it, it’s such a funky print and looks really cool on our sofa and in our bedroom.
I’ve now got the sewing bug and am thinking what to sew next! Have you got any ideas?