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Dear Daisy, It is your first day at school...

Sentimental shabby chic cushion cover

I'm sure any of you that have babies will know how many clothes they have when they are tiny and how sad it is to pack them away bit by bit or even worse when you can't keep all of them and need to sell them off to make space for more!

I've seen a few different ideas like making blankets, stuffed toys etc out of them. If you've seen my latest post on the pocket organiser you'll know I'm trying to teach myself to sew. I have enough to do with a little baby but hey why not put more on the to do list!!!! 

I've found it relaxing and really satisfying really. 

So back to baby clothes. I thought a patchwork blanket was a bit out of my stretch so thought I would try a cushion cover first! Eek!

First up I cut out a pattern piece from a piece of stiff paper and then cut lots of pieces out from the clothes I had. I laid them all out on the table so I knew how they'd lie on the cushion and I knew I had enough pieces to put together. 

Then started sewing them up in pairs. Before sewing altogether. And then backing on to a piece of old material I had knocking about to strengthen it before making into cushion cover.

I had a nice piece of green material to back it with so used that. It's in two pieces so I could make as envelope opening to save putting in a zip or buttons! 

Okay so this isn't my finest craft work... You can see how wrinkly it is in the above pictures but the idea was to practise sewing, teach myself how to use my machine and make something out of baby clothes. 

See together inside out and then turn the right way when done, ta daaaaa! 

Lots of love,
Hayley xxx


  1. It's gorgeous - you should be very proud of yourself hun! :)

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    1. Well it's not as good as I was dreaming haha! But it'll do xx

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