Friday, 16 August 2019

A Cushion for my Great Nephew's Nursery

When I started sewing classes, my niece asked me if I could have a go at
making a cushion for Jack's nursery, as and when I felt able to.
He has a jungle themed nursery, so I have been on the look out for some suitable material.

I recently went to the Whitstable Oyster Fair with a friend, and whilst there we came 
across a fabric shop. On the pavement outside, there were containers of oddments
of material, and this is where I came across the jungle pieces.

My plan was to make an envelope cushion, which I thought would be an 
easy option for a beginner like me. A lesson I have quickly learned - check the
 measurements required before buying random off-cuts! 
All I knew at that time was that I wanted to make a 16" cushion cover, 
hence I bought 2 squares measuring about 18"each. So the only option I had, was to 
make a zipped cover, which I did after watching lots of YouTube tutorials 
and checking Pinterest.

Here's the finished cushion...
 ...and here's the zip
I'm pleased with how it's turned out, and it just goes to show how many tutorials
are available, if you go searching!

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


  1. Hi Janice this is a stunning cushion. It bet it looks good in Jack's room. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. A fantastic make for anyone not just a beginner Janice. I'm sure that Jack loves it.

    Sue xx

  3. A beautiful cushion and great fabric -looks perfect
    carol x

  4. A fabulous cushion Janice, super fabric and your zip looks perfect.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Super cushion, Janice, the fabric is lovely. Well done for adding the zip, beautifully done. xx

  6. Fantastic! I adore that jungle print and it looks so soft and squishy, just perfect!

  7. It looks wonderful, great addition to his room. Glad you had enough to make a zippered one :)

  8. Super fun jungle print and cushion Janice.

    Hugs diane

  9. Great job Janice! Your jungle animal cusion is completely adorable. Hooray for you for mastering a zipper!!


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