by asterixsew Moderator 15 Jan 2017

This is the first piece of sewing/work produced in my new sewing room. I have done this as a brief diversion of trying to fit all my stuff into the new room. I have always loved the designs by Liberty of London. This piece is furnishing cotton and was owned by my late mother. She made it originally into a summer skirt and years later used some of it to make a small cushion cover. It had been sewn by hand but I have redone it by machine and added a zip as there were ribbons. The fabric design is Ianthe. Thanks for looking


by crafter2243 Moderator 16 Jan 2017

What a wonderful way of keeping something old after it has been made new. Perfect.

by Smokey12 16 Jan 2017

Beautiful fabric and a great pillow. Glad you could repurpose it.

by graceandham 16 Jan 2017

Love the cushion, really love the fabric, and love the family history.

by 02kar Moderator 15 Jan 2017

Beautiful and a very special 1st project too.

by toogie 15 Jan 2017

A nice cushion out of a fine fabric. I wonder if most of our moms sewed.....

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graceandham by graceandham 16 Jan 2017

My mom did, but didn't enjoy it, so only covered the bare necessities. She gave me two lessons on two sewing projects, a jumper and a jumpsuit, and then told me I knew everything she did - seams, darts, zipper, facings. (Yes, ya'll knew I missed a few lessons - like buttonholes, fine finishes...)

by jrob Moderator 15 Jan 2017


by spendlove Moderator 15 Jan 2017

That couldn't be anything but Liberty, could it? Lovely soft colours.

by sandralane 15 Jan 2017

A terrific re make. The material is very pretty, and great it has lasted. You shall treasure this as it was your mums. Thanks for sharing with us all. Sandra

by carolpountney 15 Jan 2017

Love it the colours just work together

by babash 15 Jan 2017

Very pretty design has a real Retro look.