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seasonal cushion covers

Sizun

seasonal cushion covers
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:05:48 PM »
I've had this idea for years about having cosy warm color cushion covers in winter (possibly wool or faux fur) and changing to something freshening like white and blue stripes in the summer. But it meant finding storage for the out of season covers.
Then I had an idea : why not sew reversible covers ? Brilliant. Then I tried to figure out how to sew them. And the conclusion was sooooo simple : just make 2 regular covers and use one on top of the other !  :toast:

Anyone doing this ?

fajita

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 12:10:40 PM »
You could make the front in stripes, the back in fur. Two in one.

Efemera

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 13:09:29 PM »
Nope.... same old ones year round!

sewingj

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 16:32:51 PM »
My Mum used to have Winter curtains and Summer curtains for her living room. Poor old Dad had to do the changeover.  Honestly, life`s too short

Sizun

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 17:09:35 PM »
You could make the front in stripes, the back in fur. Two in one.

It could work in a perfect home. But our cushions would never be on the "right" side

toileandtrouble

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 23:34:48 PM »
No no no no. Just get the servants to change them.

toileandtrouble

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2018, 05:27:06 AM »
@Sizun . I just want to add that two covers changing places is a genius idea.  Like all good ideas, it's obvious - why did we not think of that before?

BrendaP

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2018, 14:53:02 PM »
Having donated a couple fo very scruffy ones to the  :woof: bed I have bought a couple of Chrismassy cushions.  £7 each from Matalan and one £8 from Julian Charles.  Fabric, piping, zip and innards - you couldn't make them for the price.

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Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Sizun

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2018, 16:02:40 PM »
Brenda, they're lovely, especially the ones with the hares. They remind me of linocuts.
I do agree sometimes things are not worth making yourself, but it depends on 1) do I already have the fabric and notions in my stash  2) is it fun (for me) to make  :snip:

Gernella

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2018, 19:36:19 PM »
We're not exactly seasonal but we are big on birds with a recent edition of a large cushion with a stag on (only just finished after buying the fabric in January).  They are so easy to make though.  I'm quite pleased with this one since I bought the innards last year and DH moaned at the size.  He's currently sat in his chair with it propped up behind him.
Stash extension 2019 - 19  meters
Daren't put used, too pitiful but I am keeping count

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2018, 12:33:36 PM »
My Mum used to have Winter curtains and Summer curtains for her living room. Poor old Dad had to do the changeover.  Honestly, life`s too short
My Mum did too, and for their bedroom.  I think we kids kept the same ones though.  But of course, this was pre double glazing, so the winter ones were thicker to help keep the rooms warmer.

WildAtlanticWay

Re: seasonal cushion covers
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2018, 19:23:16 PM »
My sister also changes her accessories (inc. curtains) every 6 months to reflect the cool/warm seasons. She lives in a bungalow and is very tidy so it works for her. My house has too much clutter to be faffing about changing cushions.  :S