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Finished cushion cover

Created in this Craftsy Course

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Eco-Friendly, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Old frayed cushion cover. Machine embroidery. Couched threads/wool. Hand embroidery. Quilting fleece/batting for strength.

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What are you most proud of? I really enjoyed making something beautiful out of something that most people would have thrown away as it was old, frayed and stained! It was particularly appropriate that I used some old embroidery threads that my Mum gave me when she found it too difficult to sew any more.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just go for it!

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What a great idea. I'm glad you were able to rescue something and make it beautiful as well. Nice and thanks so much for posting. I bet other people will be as inspired as I am!

09/02/2012 Flag

Thank you for the encouragement and for commenting so quickly. I've never put anything I've made on a site like this before so was actually quite nervous about whether there would be any comments at all!

09/02/2012 Flag

Very pretty. Love the recycle/up cycle idea with this technique!

09/03/2012 Flag

What pretty stitches! A wonderful variety in stitches and colors, so nicely stitched. Very nice

09/02/2012 Flag

Thank you! It's ages since I did any hand embroidery and I did enjoy making up the different patterns using just straight stitches and french knots. .

09/03/2012 Flag

Be very proud of yourself - this is just gorgeous.

09/03/2012 Flag

Thank you so much!

09/03/2012 Flag

Love the idea of rescuing a loved piece of work. Great inspiration. Love your hand stitching.

09/06/2012 Flag

I do find it difficult to throw things away - something I learned from my mum! It brought back memories of my cousin to make this beautiful again. Thank you for your lovely comment.

09/07/2012 Flag

I love the colors! I also like the ribbon frames that provide such strong structure for the design.

09/08/2012 Flag

Thank you! The ribbon frames were part of the original cushion cover and it was quite frayed in places where the ribbon was attached, so I had to zig zag down each side of it, I agree it does give it structure.

09/08/2012 Flag