Anna JP from the office has been making a beautiful Liberty Scraps Cushion. It uses small pieces of Liberty fabric in a really simple design. I love the fabrics she has put together. The lovely grey piping detail around the edge of the cushion finishes it off beautifully too.
Anna JP talks about her sewing project.
“I just love the collection of prints in our “darks” small pieces pack
. On their own, the prints in these packs might seem a little uninspired, but curated together they really work.
I really wanted to see if I could make something useful which would show off the prints. As the YouTube yoga teacher I follow (Melissa West) often recommends poses which use a bolster to help support you, I decided to make a super-firm, slim cushion.”
“This project was the first I have done using a rotary cutter (what a revelation!) and I made some contrasting piping for the edge to give the piece more of a finished look. The pieces are arranged to approximately balance more grainy/lighter with large-scale/deeper patterns in a checkerboard.”
The finished cushion size is approximately 18″ x 10″.
“For the back, I still had a small amount of Liberty interiors velvet from our sale a few months ago, so the reverse side of the cushion perfectly compliments the other bigger cushion I made a while ago. Ever resourceful, I recycled the filling of an old hollow-fibre cushion to make the cushion pad, which I super-stuffed to give the right degree of firmness.”
“As for the usefulness of the cushion? It’s just right for my yoga practice, and gives excellent lumbar support for sitting on the sofa (my less virtuous hobby) and watching TV!”
You can buy the small piece packs here.