Monday, July 18, 2011

Recipe for Elastic Scatter Cushions


Start with one Elastic Mom
Add in one free Saturday afternoon and one recently dusted sewing machine.

Take one old, out of shape pink pyjama top that was in the scrap pile (mine)
Add some crocheted granny stripes that have been gathering dust for a year (my daughter's)
Cut the pink top and sew it to cover an old, ugly scatter cushion.
Cover the now-pink cushion with the cheerful stripes.

Then take some orange fabric that was intended for a school project and never used.
Add a serviette decoupage made in an art class four years ago. (my son's)
Sew the leafy print onto the orange  fabric and decorate it with yellow stitching.
Then sew it into another cushion cover.

Take a large square of moss stitch knitted five years ago...
using unraveled wool from an unfinished baby jersey (my son's) that was started 12 years ago ...
using leftover aran wool from a  jersey (my husband's) knitted 17 years ago, 
and sew it onto a piece of unbleached cotton bought 18 months ago.
Sew up a creamy cover for another scatter cushion.
Make button holes and use three cream-coloured buttons cut off an old tatty cushion to decorate the back.

Continue in this fashion until your weekend runs out.

Send the stripy cushion to your daughter's pink bedroom. Keep the blue and red cushions on the couch.
Arrange some of your Autumnal cushions on your bed along with the fluffy blanket knitted by your daughter for her daddy and the beaded cushion from your sister.



  1. so cool! :) specially the pink one!

  2. wow those are so beautiful scatter cushions specially residing on the sofa. The designs and coloring are outstanding!!!