I bought this pure wool vintage blanket probably 6 months ago - and yes, it had been sitting at the top of the stairs for that long. And now that I am on a cleaning drive (but still sleeping loads), it had to be made into what I always had in mind - new cushion covers for our spare bedroom.
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I bought the blanket for the blue stripes on the side - thick and thin stripes next to each other which provided a lovely pattern especially if it was to be seen on a smaller item.
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I was expecting the project to take an hour because the concept was simple:
- To cut out two squares out of the blanket with the same pattern (55 x 55 cm for a 50 x 50 cm cushion)
- Sew an invisible zip on the side (the one with the blanket stitch that ran around the whole blanket),
- Sew the two pieces together on the right side,
- Hand stitch, and have a blanket stitch outside the cushion cover as the fabric frays.
So nothing special, except that the thickness of the blanket as well as how the fabric frayed made it rather difficult. My sewing machine played up whilst sewing the invisible zip.
|I used some lace yarn for the blue hand stitch|
But I did get there in the end, and I really love it, so simple, but so stylish for the second bedroom - and well as the blanket cost £10.00 to start with, and I had all the other material needed.
So I added a touch of warmth to the spare bedroom - just need to make the second one, hopefully I can use what I learnt for the first one, and make in less than 6 hours.. There's a challenge!