This is a very quick makeover project and one I have been wanting to do for a while. I found two vintage, previously white cushion covers in a junk shop. This particular look was very popular in the nineteen eighties and so I think it is still possible to find these cushions in charity and thrift shops. Theses two were in need of a makeover so I decided to transform them using dye .
The first step was to remove the lace front from the cotton cushion cover back. Korbond make a very handy stitch ripper for this job. Sainsbury’s sell them. I mixed up 2 pails of Dylon hand dye a deep navy and a bright green. I added one lace front and one cotton back to each dye bath and when dyed and washed I then sewed a green lace top to a navy back and a navy lace top to a green back.
Stitch Ripper Korbond http://www.korbond.co.uk/