Today I'm reviewing Make Me I'm Yours... Cushions, which is a small hardback book in the same series as this Christmas craft book I reviewed last year.
The blurb on the cover says it includes "over 15 cushion making projects" but actually at my count it's more like 12 with some variations - for example, two co-ordinating designs or a project that's made up of two items (e.g. a pillowcase and matching duvet cover). As well as sofa cushions and pillows the book also includes designs for lavender sachets and pincushions.
The projects are divided into three sections: Sofa So Good, Georgeous Gifts & And So To bed. The projects are a mix of different styles, some pretty, some cute, some bold and geometric, which is great if you like a bit of variety!
Each project has step by step instructions and illustrations or photos and there's a detailed techniques and templates section at the back of the book with information about all the materials and skills you need to make everything in the book - for example: applique, cross stitch, machine embroidery and beading. Each project also includes a helpful techniques list so you can see at a glance what skills are needed and can easily look them up in the techniques section.
Some of the smaller projects are nice and would make great gift ideas but I was most interested in the larger cushion projects in this book. I love the back of this apple cushion (and that row of mis-matched buttons)...
... these pretty butterfly cushions...
... and these matching moon and sunshine cushions just slay me they are so, so adorable.
If you're looking for a book with a specific design aesthetic or which goes into detail about a particular technique this isn't the book for you... but if you like a craft book that has a mix of different styles and will help you learn and test out a range of different sewing skills then this little book is worth a try!
Make Me I'm Yours... Cushions is published by David & Charles. RRP £9.99. It's available from Stitch Craft Create, Amazon UK, Amazon USA, The Book Depository and many other bookshops.
[Disclaimer: the publishers sent me a free review copy of this book and the Amazon & Book Depository links in this post are affiliate links]