On my mission to reduce my stash I have made some silk cushions from the the curtain samples I got from Freecycle. I love silk but was a bit worried about how easily it can get stained. I backed them with raw silk bought on Ebay for £1 99 a yard and stuffed them with the filling from some sofa cushions I had replaced ( I was driving away when I thought ‘hang on, its fire proof stuffing, worth a few quid, I can reuse that!’ so turned round and went back to get them!). My main expense was that I decided to Scotchguard them to help keep them clean, so here they are! The cost? About two or three pounds in total and I made half a dozen. I didnt need a pattern because as I was reusing stuffing I could make them any size or shape I wanted. The first and second pic is a cushion I made for my grandaughter, different type of material and I made it reversible. I embroidered the L with some leftover silks. Just remember I am lousy at sewing! I am aiming to replace the sofa covers, just havent got around to it, its on my list of things to do!
Upcycled curtain fabric samples – cushions ( Pillows) -stashbust project 2