Just about everywhere in the home décor community right now is the ‘return-to-basics’ trend. From using rustic and raw materials, to salvaged goods and vintage finds, people are striving for a simpler, more natural style for their home.
This week I was on Cityline to demonstrate how to easily get this trend by using home accessories, like an old toss cushion.
These patchwork designs can be accomplished in five easy steps:
1. Mark four corners around the centre of the cushion with either a light pencil or tailor’s pencil, to map-out where you will place your patch-filled design.
2. Gather fabrics that you like and cut them down to small, credit card-sized patches – but have fun with varying sizes and geometric shapes.
3. Once you cut them, fold over the edges and iron flat to eliminate frayed edges. You can use hem tape for added stick.
4. Place and pin your pieces of fabric together where you would like them sewn. Keep in mind balance of colour and pattern. Sew piece-to-piece until a whole patch is complete.
5. Remove your cushion cover and sew the patch on to the centre of the cover.
And you’re done – a beautiful new toss cushion to jazz up your living space!
To watch the full Cityline video on how to make a patchwork toss cushion, click here (At 25:00).