Monday, May 24, 2010

project crux

I've been working on a little project this past week. I finally sat down and powered through all the sewing on Thursday. Our patio furniture needed some comfort, so I made some seat cushions with an inset cross design (inspired by the coveted pia wallén blanket) using black and white bull canvas.

I drafted up the pattern and tested it with some denim. As you can see I have no pattern weights, and use random heavy objects! (tape measure, plyers, container of glue, etc!)

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I wanted them to be very clean and structured with perfect right angles, so they are a "box" style cushion with a zipper. That made the corners a bit tricky, but finally after sewing the second cross I got the hang of it and worked out all the sewing kinks. The last one I sewed was definitely the best.

I was anxious to get them done, so I ignored any strings or devices to attach the cushions to the chair. Right now they are just sitting there, which is fine, but I think I might figure out a way to tie them down without using self-fabric ties... maybe leather straps or something...

I'm very happy with the results, and can't wait to get the next project done. This one has been in the works for a while- lights over our dining table! Finally! Stay tuned. More projects to come.

16 comments:

Carlene said...

Fabulous! And I love every little thing about your outdoor space.

Anna at D16 said...

Predictable comment coming from me, I know, but...I love the cushions!

I also still really like that runner, too.

Amanda said...

these came out awesome!!

Persephone said...

You did an amazing job, and the overall look is so great. I love how they work with/against the table runner and the different direction of the wood slats on the table. I do also just love the table runner itself, though. Good stuff.

styleodyssey said...

how cool! i like your style, your space...neat project.

Prêt à Porter P said...

Awesome job!!

missrantsypants said...

Very cool, and modern. I love it.

lucinda said...

So strikingly effective. I'm really liking your blog x

PAGE NUMBER 3 said...

Love them!

Teresa said...

Wow, love your runner and chair mats! Great entertaining space!

THE BRICK HOUSE said...

Super great project - LOVE the look of these. I'd be nervous to sit on them, they're so perfect.

Don't let your friends fart on them!

Kitty Wong said...

Looks SO good. You did a great job and your patio looks amazing.

Stephanie said...

Thanks everyone!

thebrickhouse- x marks the spot!

Juli said...

Holy moley those look fantastic! Very impressed!

Juli @mjolkshop (sorry I keep writing this, I just want you to know which Juli is writing and I can't control how my identity is being posted!).

Stephanie said...

Thanks Juli! No problem, I thought it was you.

Naptress said...

I made a similar runner awhile back that I never pressed,lol u can see it here http://supasolsista.blogspot.com/2009/02/stitched.html