All it takes is some straight lines of stitching to make cute throw pillows to dress up your bed or sofa with a fun fair isle pattern. Read on to find out how to upcycle those ugly Christmas jumpers into something seasonally special…
I know that making soft furnishings can seem like a daunting task, and I admit that putting zips into fabric is not my most favourite activity, but this project is super-easy. Let’s face it, the hard work of knitting a lovely fair isle or festive pattern has already been done for you!
The back is a basic ‘envelope’ opening, so you can easily pop a cushion pad inside the cover. It’s only a matter of layering 3 pieces of fabric and straight stitching around all the edges, and there you have it! A lovely festive cushion to adorn your sofa throughout December. Check out my step-by-step tutorial blog post here to make your own jumper cushions.
I DIYed my own festive cushions and shared the step-by-step tutorial in Issue 48 of Reloved Magazine this month. If you haven’t already got your hands on a copy of the magazine, you can find it in WH Smith, Tesco, Sainburys and Costco stores, or ask your local newsagent to get in a copy for you! Or you could just order the magazine online or download the digital edition straight away.
Be sure to pick up a copy of Reloved magazine this month as it’s packed full of seasonal projects and decorating inspiration – I know you’ll love it! And let me know if you have a go at making this project for yourself – I’d love to see your projects so tag me in your pics on instagram @Cassiefairy.