• Archive for August, 2014

    Beside the seaside

    by  • August 23, 2014 • Craze • 0 Comments

    Oh, we do like to be… don’t we! Here at Style at Home, we’re enjoying the last of the warm weather by dreaming of carefree holidays by the sea: those lazy, hazy, crazy, sandy, windy days on the beach, with all the coastal scents and sounds so reminiscent of childhood.

    So when we chanced upon these handmade cushions by Rustic Country Crafts, with their faded rustic feel, we just knew they’d help memories of summer linger all year round. They’re hand printed in the UK on hessian, are available in Charcoal Grey, Red and Blue and measure 14in by 14in. You can just hear those seagulls calling!

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    Boat cushion; Coastal Seagull cushion; Lighthouse cushion; Seaside Seagull cushion; all £29.95 each by Rustic Country Crafts at Notonthehighstreet.com

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    Run up pretty vintage cushions

    by  • August 7, 2014 • Craft • 0 Comments

    Sew these easy mini cushions in pretty ditsy fabrics in just 30 minutes! They’ll look wonderful gracing the bed or a chair in a country-style scheme.

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    What you’ll need

    * 20cm each of floral fabric, matching floral fabric and spotty fabric (W132cm)

    * 2 x 20cm lengths of braid

    * Cushion pad

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    1) For the front cushion, cut one piece of your floral fabric 18cm x 20cm and the same in the spot fabric. With right sides together, pin and machine-stitch (1cm seam allowance) along a 20cm edge. Press seam open. Pin the braid along the right side of your seam and hand-stitch in place. For the second cushion, repeat using the floral and the matching floral fabrics.

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    2) Cut a back piece for each cushion 34cm x 20cm in the third fabric. With the right sides together, pin the backs to the fronts. Machine-stitch around the two long and one short sides.

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    3) Turn the covers the right way and press. Stuff using the filling from the cushion pad. Slip-stitch the fourth side closed.

    Tip Use spare braid to trim pillowcases. Pop in the washing machine before you sew it on to prevent shrinking when you wash the finished ones.

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