Sewing is proving to be a great distraction and good use of my time in these last days before our baby joins us. Yesterday I whipped up seven new cushion covers for our sofas, and today I made a little one for the baby's room. The main panel of fabric on the cushion is from the Children at Play fabric line designed by Sarah Jane, who makes the most beautiful fabrics from her illustrations of childhood. I edged the panel of Children at Play fabric with a selection of six different fabrics from my stash.
After stitching together each of the rectangular panels, I then stitched them onto the top and bottom of the main panel of fabric. I wanted this to be a envelope cushion to save making a trip out to buy a zip, so for the back, I cut two panels of fabric with a total length that was 16cm longer than the length of the cushion to allow for the envelope overlap.
baby quilt I made at the beginning of last week, as I had some leftover.
Where it's possible to avoid using pins, I tend to do so to save time, so the only point in sewing this cushion that I used pins was to pin the three layers of fabric together at the overlap / closure on the reverse side of the cushion so they wouldn't slide out of place when sewing the three fabrics together to complete the cushion.