Wednesday, 10 October 2012

New things

I am just dropping in to say hello to everyone and to show you something that I have been working on.  

 I have been wanting to make a union jack cushion cover for a while now, but could find no suitable pattern that would make the right size for a (40cm by 40cm) cushion pad.  I decided that I had to take matters into my own hands and I made up a chart.  This was easier said than done as I have never designed a pattern chart before and it took the best part of two hours to work out!  I had done a tension square with the yarn I wanted to use (Stylecraft special chunky) and worked out the number of stitches and rows required for a 10cm by 10cm square and then did the maths to make it up to 40cm.

 I discovered the wonders of mattress stitch.  I can't believe that I have never learnt how to do it properly before!  I love doing it and the neat seam that it gives.

 I made an envelope closing for the back and sewed on three wooden buttons to secure it.  I am very pleased with how it has turned out and I am now working on different colours schemes.  It can be found for sale in my little Etsy shop.

I will catch up with all of your posts very soon.  I want to see what you have all been up to!