Join me on my quest to RESTYLE, REPURPOSE and RECYCLE preloved furniture and home decor into treasures to be RELOVED. Along the way I'll show you how to REDECORATE your home using Vintage, French Provincial, Shabby Chic and Cottage styling. (Formerly Knot All That I Seam.com)
I had been looking online for some cute cushions. Finally I gave up and decided to make my own.
I used a piece of fabric which was already almost the perfect size and had been hemmed too from another project. I folded it into an envelope pattern over a cushion I currently had but wasn't using. (Please excuse the creases.)
After pinning in place, I found a cute piece of drop cloth from my stash to attack to the front. Then I also found these cute drop cloth and canvas flowers I had again made for a previous project and pinned them to the front.
After sewing on the drop cloth patch, I sewed up all the sides. Then hand sewed on the flowers. And now I have a a cushion that I love and it cost me nothing to make.
I have been wanting to make a cover for my laptop for a while now but have been procrastinating.
But when the colder weather hit, that was when I remembered just how cold my little metal MacBook Air can get! If you have one, you know EXACTLY what I mean. It feels like a little ice brick to pick up, and forget about putting it on your lap, unless you want your legs to freeze and fall off!
So, here is my little laptop cover creation I whipped up last night.
I used some scrap drop cloth fabric and batting I had in my stash so the cost was nadah.
I was originally going to fold the sides over, but then decided to secure it with elastic in the corners. Luckily, cause I just realised this morning that I wouldn't have been able to plug the charger cord in the side if I covered it!
All I had to do was cut my batting to the same size as the outside of the laptop. Then I cut my drop cloth leaving a 3cm border. This allowed me to fold the edges of the fabric over itself once, then over the batting. I sewed around all the sides twice.
To hold the laptop in, I sewed elastic in each corner.
The little frill on the front was also from my stash so I simply sewed it straight along the front of the cover.
And I love it! Not only is it pretty, it keeps my little laptop toasty warm.
I think I might even have to make one for my Kindle next. ;)
I'm a full time mum to a beautiful 5 year old daughter and a cheeky 3 year old son. In my "spare" time (haha), I love to restyle old Furniture and my Home based on Vintage, French Provincial, Shabby Chic and Cottage Styles. I'd love you to follow my creative journey.