Thursday, 9 June 2011

Creative Spaces

:our creative spaces:

Last week I showed a sneak peak at what I was sewing and painting.
Well, now  the wall is painted and the doona cover is sewn..

I had seen a doona cover in Freedom for $120.00 that I really wanted and started to think that "I could make that!"

I remembered that I had a white sheet set that I never used in the cupboard (both flat sheets). 

I first laid the sheet out.

I then drew lines across the sheet where I wanted the gathers to be.



Using elastic thread it was  sew sew sew.....



Once the sewing was complete, I sprayed the elastic thread with water, ironed it which shrinks the elastic thread giving it a more gathered look.



To make it into the cover I just put the two sheets right sides together and sewed around the edges leaving the bottom open.
 I just used some snaps to close the bottom.




I also made a cushion for a little pop of colour.



NB: the sheets I used were larger than a queen size.  You may have to join two queen sheets together to get the width of the bed as the gathering "shrinks the size" if that makes sense.

Freedom cover $120 mine $0
All from my stash.



The room is not finished yet but well on the way.

11 comments:

  1. That is a brilliant job! The tip about ironing the elastic is excellent. I love that 'gathered' look. Your room is looking so serene. x

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  2. wow!! that is gorgeous!! the room looks amazing

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  3. Thats a fab idea...looks awesome!!!
    I made a doona cover a couple of weeks ago out of my stash and it is now my favourite.
    Mxoxoox

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  4. clever clever, very thrifty and love the yellow pop

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  5. Wow, your doona cover is lovely! And the pillow too. Amazing how something so simply can add to s room. Cyndy

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  6. That looks brilliant! Excellent job and very inspiring.

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  7. That looks Fantastic Tan! You always put 100% effort into your rooms and they come up looking a million bucks. You are a style queen.
    S xxx
    P.S. What does Ewan think of the cushion? :) (I'm thinking of gathering ammo to do over our room! LOL)

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  8. This is just what I am after! I have had my eye on a few really expensive covers that I have wanted to try to replicate but this not only looks great but sounds super easy :)

    I also love the pop of yellow on your cushion...it's the colour I am drawn to at the moment.

    x

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  9. Great work ...they are they best projects ...something from the stash and to have it turn out so beautifully.

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  10. Such a lovely cover! I'm new here and I'm off to explore. I'm sending you some sunshine soon.
    xo Jana

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I love reading them and try to answer each and everyone.Tanya