Seems like all crafting this time of year is speed crafting. Here's a couple of quickies I did this weekend.
I started with these old cushions.
Did a quick measurement (about 20") and ripped into some heavy weight muslin ~ so rip a piece about 20 x 40. (The key to this is no fussy measuring or cutting!) I did a muslin layer first to disguise the brown of the original pillow. Plus, my thought is, after the holidays are over, I'll rip out the seams on the snowflake fabric, and recover in something else.
Fold the muslin in half, seam up two sides and around the corner a few inches opposite the fold. Insert old cushions, and sew up. I did this right on my machine, using my zipper foot.
Another quick measurement on the focus fabric, rip again, and sew up like before. (The fabric is from Ikea, and ripped beautifully along the pattern. 50/50 blend, $3.99/yard, perfect for this project.)
Again, I stitched up the open side using my zipper foot.
20 minutes later, this!
Next, 5 minute dollar store crafts:
One hour, two quick crafts. Love 'em!