Monday, 19 March 2012

Bee happy ....... make a cushion

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

I bought this bag last week, couldn't resist the picture on the front and it is made from linen.



I decided to make it into a cushion cover :)

I cut off the handles and put these to one side.


I cut a panel of matching fabric (the same as my curtain material, linen from Ikea) and hemmed and stitched this to the front top seam of the bag.



This flap will then fold over the cushion inside to hide it.


I then got my bag handles and cut each one in half and then stitched each half 2 on either side at the top to use as ties to hold the cushion together and look pretty.



I am really pleased with my new cushion and it was only £8.95 so a cheap one at that.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

35 comments:

  1. It's beautiful I love it, I have a thing for Bees too so it's especially appealing.
    Kandi x

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  2. What a clever idea and half the sewing's done for you, perfect!
    I love the Patrick Lindsay quote at the top of your blog btw x

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  3. What a brilliant idea. I see so many lovely bags and would never have thought to turn them into a cushion. M x

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  4. Beautiful what a brilliant idea ....nice day rosita

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  5. This is such a great idea, looks wonderful!

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  6. Wow great idea!!!!!!!!! So beautiful

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  7. You are so clever Deborah, love the design on it and I love how you used the handles to pretty it up! x

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  8. What a brilliant idea, Deb! I love it. The design on the front is perfect!

    Blessings,my dear...
    Marianne

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  9. Oh my goodness that is so clever..I think you're going to find a lot of people copying that idea......brilliant! :0)

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  10. fabulous!! you are clever xx

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  11. Wow that looks fantastic! I need to remember this next time I see a tea towel or bag I really love too much to use! xxx

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  12. Much better now its a cushion xx

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  13. How sweet, it's really lovely. I love little projects that are almost instant success, and then look wonderful afterwards!
    nattie x

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  14. Very inventive - Ive heard of t-towel cushions............but bag cushions??!!

    -x-

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  15. love that idea, it's a very pretty cushion!

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  16. It looks fab such a lovely idea ;-) dee x

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  17. I love your new cushion. The print is wonderful! What a great idea!
    Have a happy week.
    Helen x

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  18. you are so clever and it looks fabulous!
    love and kiss,mary
    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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  19. Love love your creation...very clever...I would not have thought to put the ties on it! Great job! Hugs Loretta

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  20. your creativity always amazed me, Bee! I just lovee the idea to use the tote bag to make a cushion cover especially when the print on the bag is so beautiful! Love it! it looks fab! xx susan

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  21. You clever thing you! What a great idea. I would have never thought of turning a bag into a pillow cushion. It looks lovely :)
    Magie

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  22. Super cute, hope you enjoying the first day of Spring,cheers, Monika.

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  23. This is a very clever make - great job! Scarlett x

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  24. how clever. i liked the bag - but looks much better as a cushion. i will keep that i idea as i have feeling it will be very useful in the future... xxx

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  25. hiya- just came over to say thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, and have been mesmerised by your quick cushion tutorial- exactly what I need at the moment as I fancy something different and plumptious for spring!
    xx

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  26. Hi Deb, love the new cushion, what a great idea! Tam x

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  27. Great idea - very clever. And the print is absolutely perfect for your blog!

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  28. It's turned into a lovely cushion!

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  29. This is a great idea. One I may be using myself!! Hehe. Love Katie x

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  30. Such a cute idea! Runaway Thrift is having a giveaway through March 29th, check us out!

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  31. Such a great idea, looks so cute!
    Have a sweet day!

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