Saturday, September 8, 2012

matrioshka cushion

My sister-in-law gave me this matrioshka print fabric to make her a cushion.

 I struggled at first with the border fabric - I'd bought a synthetic purple colored fabric, which I stitched as a border for the cotton matrioshka printr fabric. The differences in the fabrics' characteristics caused the inner fabric to be too loose inside the tight purple frame/border. So I got this bluish cotton fabric instead, same weave but a heavier weight. I think it worked well.

Since the blue fabric was so heavy, I stitched around the seam, to hold down the seam allowances. It wasn't necessary but I think it looks nice.

The cushion cover is not a flat front and a flat back, but rather has a gusset all around it, giving it "depth". I rather like that look.

There's still more fabric left... I don't know if my sister-in-law would like another identical pillow, or something more creative instead. Any ideas?


mirjam said...

Didn`t you feel like making a little pocket for a at least one smaller doll?

The Bold Abode said...

It's great! How are you Keren? I hope you are doing well!

Laura said...

I just discovered your blog and wanted to say I really admire your creations! You've got a great style; I am looking forward to seeing more!

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