Monday, July 25, 2011

Hessian linen cushion covers

Last Friday I ventured to Resource Rescue in Bayswater. A new non-profit outlet supplying the community with eco-friendly craft supplies, that may otherwise end in landfill. Amongst a bag of upholstery samples, yarn, zips, paper craft, vinyl and other bits and pieces, I scored a hessian sack (potatoes?), which is something I've been after for a long time.

I used some linen fabric from an upholstery sample book, some ribbon and velcro from my own craft supplies, to make hessian cushion covers.

Hessian can be messy and quite difficult to work with, so I over-locked all sides together, leaving a Velcro opening to insert cushion.

I love the texture hessian gives room decor, don't you?

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  1. These are stunning - well done !

  2. What a cool store... and these turned out great!


  3. Very nice indeed. My girlfriend has been keen for me to sew up something similar.

  4. Very cute!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!! I would love it if you joined me again tomorrow! :)

  5. I love that you used a sack and samples to make these! Really pretty! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!