Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Argyle Love

I finished my mystery project last night so I can finally reveal what all those diamonds were for ... an argyle cushion:


It's made from two brown wool sweaters (recycled into felt), so it's lovely and soft. It'll be making its home on our sofa...


... I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and the boyfriend even approves (it's probably all that brown, boys like brown, don't they?).

I've written up some instructions for anyone who fancies making their own bit of argyle goodness. Check back tomorrow for the tutorial!

14 comments:

Fiona said...

That's a really great cushion but looks a lot of work.

amylane said...

That is awesome - love it! :)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

That is so good! Gorgeous - you are clever x

nicedaydesigns said...

Wow that's gorgeous, and a huge amount of work, well done. It looks great with your sofa too!
Are you gonna make a matching one?

juliavhill said...

It looks fantastic on the Chesterfield!

Lisa Gatz said...

That's so cool!! I have been looking through your blog...there are so many things that I want to read on in this blog.

I have a question for you on your snowflake curtain from a couple of years ago...did you use heavyweight paper for the flakes?

Thanks,
Lisa

Little Green Doll said...

It's really nice!!! It looks great on that sofa.

The Rainbow Room said...

That is so funky - I love it!!!

texttussi said...

I love it! It looks great on your sofa, but it would look even better on mine. ;-) I want one, too!

Miss Maggie said...

Oh I love it, looking forward to the tutorial!

Flo said...

Your cushions look gorgeous !
They look so stylish on your beautiful couch !

vicki said...

oooh this is lovely-I am currently on a big cushion making mission-I may have to make up one of these beauties!

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Yes, it was definitely a lot of work but worth it I think :)

Unfortunately I've now run out of sweater fabric in those colours so I wouldn't be able to make one to exactly match it. I've got some other ideas for cushions I want to try though... watch this space!

Lisa - I just used ordinary white printer paper for the snowflakes, you could use any paper you liked though I guess thicker paper might be harder to fold?

Mruna Mistry said...

That must have been hard work cutting and stitching piece by piece...good job ...I love it

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