Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Coconut Palm Tree Fabric

Gorgeous Summer cushions, we have teamed this gorgeous barkcloth fabric up with polka dots on the reverse.  

Turn your verandah into a warm tropical Hawiian paradise.

coconut palms 
(60cm x 60cm cushion and 40cm x 40cm cushion)

Happy spring from downunder on the Gold Coast

Susie x

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Fancy Cushion Tutorial

Fancy Cushion

We have used Amy Butler's gorgeous fabrics and new brocade ribbons to create this gorgeous cushion.

Front of cushion is in Amy Butler's Alchemy Queen Anns Butterflies, Sketchbook in cream on reverse.
3 lengths of Alchemy Brocade Ribbon

How to make this Fancy Zipped cushion cover.
Decorate your home with gorgeous handmade cushions, this tutorial will show you step by step how to make this embellished fancy cushion cover.  We put the trim on this one, just because we love it so much, but this is an option. 
What is needed to start
  • ·         Sewing machine & Iron
  • ·         Scissors & pins
  • ·         Tape measure
  • ·         Your choice of fabric and trim
  • ·         Coordinating cotton or a light cream is always good to have
  • ·         1 nylon zipper 30cms for a 40cm x 40cm cushion (use a zip that is appox 5 to 10cms shorter than the size of your cushion
  • ·         Unpicker

Lets get started........................

Step 1 –
  • ·         Cut your fabric into 2 equal squares 45cm x 45cm for a 40cm x 40cms cushion (1/2 metre of fabric is sufficient for one cushion.
  • ·         Cut your ribbon into 45cm lengths
  • ·         Fold the front side of your cushion where the ribbon is going to be sewn
  • ·         Pin your ribbon to the fabric
  • ·         Sew the ribbon/ribbons to the fabric.  

Step 2
  • ·         Place the 2 good sides of your fabric together and align the corners, you will want your zipper at the bottom of your cushion, so make sure the bottom of the pattern is the zipped end.
  • ·         Place your zip in the centre and pin at each end  just before the clasp and stopping point (do not pin the zip)
  • ·         Stitch and back stitch the first couple of cms before the pin at each end – approx. 2 cms from the edge of the fabric
  • ·         Change the stitch length to a  Basting Stitch/ long stitch  (tacking stitch) and sew along the gap in-between the 2 ends.
  • ·         Remove the pins and flatten out the edges by ironing.

Step 3
  • ·         Place your zip again good side down in to the centre of the ironed seem and pin just before the zipper and end stopper.
  • ·         Change your foot to your zipper foot.  Consult your manual if you are unsure.  A zipper foot can vary from different machines, some it is plastic, others metal
  • ·         Sew along each side.  You may have to change your foot from left to right for each side.

Step 4
  • ·         Once you have finished attached the zip turn over and with your unpicker gently unpick the tacking stitches  in-between the 2 ends.
  • ·         Undo your zip a few cms so you can access the good side of your cushion once sewn all round.
  • ·         Finally place the goods sides together and pin your cushion all the round on the 3 sides that do not have a zip. 
  • ·         Sew all 3 sides
  • ·         Cut any loose cotton ends, and turn right side out - gently iron (not the ribbons)  --  Wow theres your cushion - all done.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Chair Love!!

Beautiful Wicker Chair, recovered with a lovely thick Hemp - from Surface Art Fabrics, I love this chair, and will be sorry when it has been sold.........

Monday, September 28, 2015

Summer Love

... so love the market baskets at the moment, grab a cushion and blanket and head off down to the beach.......

ready made cushions are a must for the summer.  

order on line or visit our store. ijustlovethatfabric.com.au 

Check out our easy tutorial on how to make a zippered cushion cover.   

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Getting Beachy

Loving this Sprout Design Fabric fishy lampshade, now in our Store in Palm Beach, Gold Coast.

Cool grass greens and navy make this very collectable, (the Sprout Fabrics are now in retirement sadly), but the prints will last a long time.

To view our Sprout collection just pop over to Sprout Design Collection and take a look, some designs are now very limited.  

Susie x

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fabrics to Love - a week of gorgeousness

Sunday - our first and probably fav design in store, but then tomorrows may be also... take a look at a week of gorgeous fabrics and colours from our Store.

Amazing colour
Amazing design
Amazing feel

We love Surface Art her at I Just Love That Fabric, this beautiful mist colourway is available in a hemp and a canvas, co-ordinating beautifully together.

Check out the other colourways in cotton drills and lightweight fashion fabrics.

Our gorgeous lampshade has pride of place in store, and will soon be taking up residence in my lounge.

susie x