Showing posts with label Fabric. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fabric. Show all posts

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, 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

Friday, January 31, 2014

BlogGiveaway.......Fabulous February

Fabulous February giveaway.... NOW FINISHED -
Do you love Elephants, we do here at I Just Love That Fabric and this fabric is sooo gorgeous, so we have decided to run a February Blog Giveaway....

All you have to do is comment below How Much you Love  Elephants,  either here on on our FB page to be entered into the draw.

This is only available in Australia, as we cant post these lampshades internationally.  But we can offer a Metre of this fabric instead if you wish to enter.....  Please read the rules of entering below.

Karavan designed by Valorie Wells

How to Enter 

1.  All you have to do is just comment on this blog or on our FB page, Why You Love Elephants.
2.  All entries from this Blog and our FB page will put together and 1 winner announced.
3.  The winner will be announced next Friday 7th February.
4.  Last entries 5.00PM AEST (Brisbane Time)
5.  All entries must be from Australia to enable us to mail out to the winner
6.  If an international entry wins, then 1 metre of this fabric and instructions will be sent instead.
7.  Thank you for participating.

Happy February.  Susie
All fabrics and lampshades available from

Monday, December 2, 2013

...... fabulous gift certificates will be in store this week.......

.... we are busy working away here at the I Just Love That Fabric Store in Palm Beach, just organising our gorgeous Gift Certificates.......  at the moment only redeemable in our store at Palm Beach........  so if you want a gorgeous pressy for a friend in Queensland..... then heres a great opportunity, and postage is FREE....

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Blog Giveaway ~ Fabric & Pattern

Fabric & Pattern Giveaway

Giveaway now closed, thank you

Hi Everyone, we have a special giveaway this month, jointly with the gorgeous patterns from
 Funky Friends Factory.

I Just Love That Fabric supplying 1/2 metre of fabric - and Funky Friends Factory the pattern.

We are bringing together beautiful fabric and simply gorgeous patterns.

Choose 1/2 metre of fabric from below,
 Liberty of London Collection OR  Surface Art Collection 
 then pop over to Funky Friends Factory and choose the pattern you would like.
Comment & like both blogs to be entered in to the giveaway.  If you are the lucky winner, you will receive  your chosen fabric and pattern.

Examples of the patterns available,  too cute

Heather Hippo

Liberty of London Fabric

Randy the Rhino

Plattie Platypus & Ollie Owl

Surface Art Fabric

How to enter ~ giveaway no closed

1.  Please take a look at Funky Friends Factory Blog and comment which pattern  you would love to win or comment here on which pattern you would like to be entered.
2.  Like both Funky Friends Factory Facebook and I Just Love That Fabric's Facebook pages for an extra entry into the draw.
3.  Leave a comment here on which fabric & pattern choice you would like to win.
4.  Leave  your email or contact, so we can contact you if you are the lucky winner
5.  Last Entry 10.00 AM AEST Friday 30th November
6.  Draw to take place Friday 30th November 12.00 AEST

Thanks so much for entering and  good luck.

Susie x

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Velveteen Bamboo Handle Bags

Treat yourself to a gorgeous bamboo handle handbag, designed and sewn here on the Gold Coast, small enough to take out in the evening, and large enough for a girly lunch.  

These beauties can be made in any of our gorgeous fabrics, just email or message and we will do the rest.

Happy Christmas shopping,
Susie x

Monday, October 29, 2012

Summer Deckchairs ~ Relax in Colour

Loving these gorgeous summer colours from Warwick Fabrics Australia, outdoor fabrics to lounge about under the sun.

Wiakiki and Bondi Beach fabrics in gorgeous citrus colours

Spot these outside our store this week in Palm Beach Avenue, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, QLD

We  have the whole range instore and on line, 
check them out here 

Susie x

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Fabric

Check out this gorgeous new fabric, from I Just Love That Fabric.

Gorgeous pure pink on sightly off white, soft Kona cotton.

Paisley Dream in Pure Pink

This is an exclusive design printed esspecially for I Just Love That Fabric and we love it.

$36.50 per metre.  In store now.

Happy creating Susie x 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Funky Scissors ~ BlogGiveaway

Win a pair of Funky Scissors.

Simply Comment below with your email or contact and you will be put in a draw to win a pair of funky scissors.

Funky up your sewing and craft space with a pair of Mark'spere Scissors.

17cms in length from tip to handle.

 Pink Polka Dots

Yellow Polka Dots

Entry conditions.
1. Just comment below your favourite colour.
2. Join our blog.
3. Leave a current email contact or blog address.
4. Ends Wednesday 22nd August.

Thank you for entering and Good Luck.

Susie x

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Old Rosalie Tea Towel

A Vintage/Beach/Chic style is what I have running constantly through my head at the moment, after purchasing my lovely new tressle dining table last week, Im looking to match some furnishings and some worn out looking fabrics,  So whilst I had a spare minute over the weekend I cleared out the kitchen draws, delving in and pulling out all the old spoons and serving cutlery that I was probably looking for all last summer at various bbqs and entertaining events,  And there neatly folded away in the corner was my old favourite teatowel, just the thing to get me into my vintagey style mood. 

This Beautiful Rosalie fabric from the UK, the first teatowel I had ever made, and thinking about it, probably the only one I ever made, now almost 8 years old. 

I popped it into the washer and gave it a nice dry on the line, and hey look, a gorgeous vintage teatowel, shabby chic by all accounts, faded but still looking remarkably chic!!

My old favourite
I dont usually have pink around the house these days, I left the shabby chic movement in the UK, but as some of you will know, it is one of my fav colours, and im going to incorporate into my beachy style dining room.  I  will now just leave this lying somewhere looking good with its faded roses and worn out print.  Maybe on the shelf with some old vintage teacups and saucers I collected years ago.  Ummm now off for some more rummaging in the cubboards, Im on a roll.

Susie ~ just loving that fabric.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

We have a winner

The lucky winner of our blog giveaway last week is Christine from Time Out Stitching.

Thank you all who entered, and left lovely comments, Its a real pleasure to read.

Susie x

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wow im a lucky winner

Ive won my first blog giveaway.  
Its from the lovely Clare from  Clare's Craftroom.

Ive won a Sewing Machine Apron Pattern, I cant wait to receive it.  Id forgotten i had entered, what a lovely surprise to win. 

Thank you Clare


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Loving these Hunky Dory colours

So Hunky Dory. 

Look what arrived today. 
Ive been waiting for my delivery and today was the day, all boxed up and waiting to burst out into my office.  
Simply loving this new collection from Chez Moi and the colours are just glorious. 

Heres a couple of my favs

Garden is just a riot of colour, flowers singing in the breeze, so spring, so colourful, so girly and the Bud are like little pansies smiling all in a row.

I hope you enjoy looking at these new fabrics, as I do.

Have a Happy Weekend, new blog giveaway coming your way next week too..


Monday, February 8, 2010

Fab February Fabric Giveaway

Fabulous Fabric BundleGiveaway.

This week is Blue for this great blog giveaway. 
11 gorgeous pieces of fabric for crafts and sewing, creating, or just wanting.

The bundle weighs 500g.
The pieces are of a reasonable size, some suitable for small cushions, or bags, headbands or patchwork.

 Entry is easy:-
  • just leave a comment on my blog as to your favourite piece in the bundle.
  • for a second entry follow my BLOG or become a fan FACEBOOK or TWITTER, whichever you prefer, if you dont already.
  • leave a valild email address if you dont have a blog account, so you can be contacted if you win.
  • this blog giveaway closes midnight AEST 14th February 2010
  • the lucky winner will be announced next Monday 15th February 2010
Good luck

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Fabric for Monday

Rose Pink Indian Paisley

Ive been waiting at the front door, for my new Rose Pink Paisley fabric to arrive, and hooray it arrived today. 

Rose Pink on a pure white background home decorating fabric.

I know its pink again, but it just looks so good, the large paisleys are 20cms long, and hand blocked in India. 

Im thinking Cushions and Wall Art in my bedroom with this or maybe even  a bed cover. 
You can find this fabric in my store under Shabby Chic and Indian Cotton Fabric.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pink Tulips

One of my favourtie fabrics.  Tulipa by Andrew Martin

I was rummaging, as you do thru piles of fabric, sorting some for a good cause and some to list on ebay, when I came across this.  Tulips of all shapes and sizes

I remember buying this wonderful tulip fabric designed by Andrew Martin, I beleive its called Tulipa, but not too sure on that..  I bought it years ago and never did anything with it.  Just saved it for a rainy day.

So in one of my quick crafty moments I popped off to my local Bunnings and purchased a blank canvas and wipped up some designer artwork.

Ive hung it in the hallway for the timebeing, and it makes a great statement measuring  about 100cm x 60cm.  I now on the search for the blue version, and the large single tulips, which is even more stunning.

One of my  favourite fabrics

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

All about cushions....

Mooloolaba Cushion in Marina

Bundaberg Cushion in Marina

A busy weekend sewing cushions, these stunning colours are sooooo summery and beachy I just love them.

There are 3 colourways in these designs, guava (pinks/purples) and mandarin (orange/sand), this is my fav colourway the marina.

All 3 colourways are available in my store now as cushions ready made, or by the metre. I shall also be adding my new quick cushion kits which will be available in store at the weekend.

Happy sewing!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I Just Love That Fabric - Live again

50% bamboo 50% cotton

Yippee we are live, all done and ready to go.
Take a look around.

Some great new fabrics, cushions for kids, with elephants and hippos in 50% bamboo and 50% cotton mix. absolutely beautifuul , a large range of oilcloth fabrics, my fav. and some superb beach house stripes ready for summer.

Click here and take a peek at our new look store
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