Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Coordinating Items

Since I made the curtains for Helen's bedroom I thought I would use some of the other Nordika I had to make a couple more items for her. First up, some pillowcases.


I showed these on Istagram and some people inquired about what pattern I used. I didn't. I got one of our existing pillowcases, took general measurements and then made it up as I went along. I think I cut a width of fabric strip at 20" wide. Then I sewed the contrasting fabrics on the ends - 7.5" and 14" respectively. I sewed all seams wrong sides together at 1/8" and then turned them right sides together and did a 1/4" seam so there are no exposed raw edges. I folded the longer contrasting edge in half before sewing it all together to get the bit at the opening that holds the pillow into the case. It was really quick and easy all round and I would definitely do it again.

Next up, I made a cushion incorporating some of Kona pomegranate so that her bed would reflect the colours in the curtains.


Sixteen charms pieced, a piece of the panel fabric on the back, simple diamond quilting and then I unceremoniously sewed a zip in the bottom. Didn't try to hide it or anything. Just whacked in there without too much finesse. One cushion finished and one daughter happy. Job done!

Susan

16 comments:

  1. I bet those pillowcases were darn sight easier to do than than the curtains. Looking fabulous – Im a huge fan of making pillowcases because they are so easy and fast and really personalise a room.

    How DO you get all this stuff done!

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  2. Helen's room is going to look totally coordinated now. Love the quilting on the cushion.

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  3. They look great. I like how the contrasting fabric looks on the long pillows - we have only square pillows here, you know.

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  4. Gorgeous. I must admit that's how I make my pillowcases. I use an old one as a template. I really should write down some measurements for the future. Love the cushions aswell xxx

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  5. So, I want to move into this Nordika room. Is Helen up for a flatmate?

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  6. Beautiful cushion. I love how the simple squares are made by the pretty quilting. Must do this to practice my quilting. I am in dire need of cushions but need to get on with making some!

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  7. Gorgeous and she totally has a more coordinated room than any in my house! :)

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  8. Yeah to a finished room? Which one next!

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  9. Very nice! Want to do my room next? ;o)

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  10. These look so grown up! Bet she loves her room now, and I agree with Katy, do you want to come and do mine next? ��

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  11. beautiful! Pillowcases are a great idea to add a bit of pretty fabrics to the room. The pillow is also wonderful.

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the addition of the pomegranate in the cushion! X

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  13. Lovely stuff and a happy daughter has to be a good thing.

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  14. Very nice bedroom decoration. Happy teenage daughter may be the bigger achievement!

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