Love my new cushions and if I have to be honest, they were so, so, so simple to make. 🙂
I recently purchased some drop clothes from the hardware store in an endeavour to create lovely drop cloth couch covers. The project itself was a success, however they just seemed to keep coming untucked on the lounge! (No thanks to hubby and 2 bouncing kiddies.) Being the neat freak that I am, it became more of a burden than a decor blessing. So, I decided if I was going to have canvas drop cloth (which I love, love, love) on my couch, it would have to be in the form of cushions. 🙂
Firstly I cut out 3 envelope design cushion covers and sewed them together. Very easy. A quick Google will bring up many tutes for doing this. 🙂
Next I opened Photoshop and printed up very large numbers 1 to 3. Using my cutting knife I cut out all the letters and was left with numeric stencils.
I taped the stencils to the centre of the front of the cushions, then lined the inside with cardboard. This was a very good move, because the fabric paint did soak through!!! I used a dabbing brush and dabbed the number stencils, to create a more worn or aged effect. I then left them to dry.
After turning them all inside out, I ironed over the back of the numbers to heat set the paint.
Then, turned them right way out and put in my cushion fillers.
The finished product ….