Liberty lawn is soft beautiful fabric, perfect for a place to lay your head. I have chosen very pretty liberty prints from Sew Box an on line fabric supplier. I bought white and light coloured cotton lace from http://www.craftysewer.com I dyed the lace using http://www.dylon.co.uk hand dyes. However if you don’t want to do this, http://www.craftyribbons.com
have Etienne a French cotton deep coloured cotton lace.
You will need
Liberty lawn from http://www.sewbox.co.uk/
LTL03632019J Betsy Pink
LTL03633037A Margaret Annie
A pillow -case from which to copy the measurements
Dress making pins
- Measure the pillow-case add 1cm seam allowance to each side.
- Measure the depth of the flap and add seam allowance to each side.
- Cut a front and a back in one fabric and cut a flap in a contrast fabric.
- Neaten one long side of the flap by turning under 0.5cm and the same again, sew with a running stitch.
- Sew one piece of trim along the neatened edge of the flap. With right sides together, sew the flap onto one narrow side of the back piece of fabric. Press the seam flat.
- Turn under and under again one narrow side of the, pillowcase, front fabric. Press, pin and sew on a piece of lace.
- With right sides facing, pin the pillow case front to the pillowcase back so that the front opening reaches up to where the flap is. Sew with a running stitch.
- Fold the flap over, where you have just sewn so that the front of the flap faces the wrong side of the pillow front. Pin the sides of the flap to the sides of the pillow and sew with a running stitch. Turn through so that the fabric is the correct way round.
A boring wooden chair can have new life breathed into it for very little money but lots of imagination, with a mixture of painting, some good photocopied images and a bit of sticking.
You will need
Tangerine Twist paint from Dulux 3 x £1 tester pots at B&Q
- Sand the chair
- Paint the chair and leave to dry
- Find copyright free designs on the internet, enlarge and photocopy the designs
- Cut out the shapes
- Blue tack the images into position on the chair. When you are happy with composition stick into place using PVA glue.
- Paint on coats of PVA varnish to give a good finish to the chair.
Instead of buying new paint, use what you have in the house and mix colours to create something new and interesting. This is a great way of using left over paints.
Before photo –