I had some cushions on the couch that used to be in my sewing room which I transferred to the new day bed that we brought to replace the couch.
The covers that were on the cushions didn’t go with the new quilt I made for the bed and I had some fabric left over so I decided to make some cushion covers to match.
When I took the old covers off, I discovered that one of the cushions had a bright pink fluffy cover which I also removed as I wanted to use the zip in my new cushion cover. Once I had taken the zip out, I was left with the cushion cover. I had an idea to use it to make a shopping bag and I knew just the person to give it to for Christmas.
I grabbed some felt to embelish the front and some fabric from my stash to use as the lining and handles for the bag.
The cushion cover was a bit wide so I grabbed another bag I have that I like the size of and used it as a template to get the right size for the bag. I cut off the excess, leaving a seam allowance. The scraps went into the scrap bag that gets passed onto a friend for her son’s preschool to use.
I cut three hearts out of the felt and sewed them to the front then sewed up the sides. I cut out the fabric for the lining and the handles from the fabric and sewed them up. I put the lining into the bag and added the handles and pinned together, ready to be sewn.
I was thrilled with the final result and it is in the Christmas pressie box.
Now for the second project. I sewed the zip into the back of the cushion cover, made the front and sewed both pieces together. I inserted the inner and all done.
I am pleased with how both projects turned out and nothing was wasted so it was a win win all round!
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