Continuing with the Chanel craft I thought that I would share with you a cushion that I made previously and plans for ones I intend to make shortly.
I bought a Karl Lagerfeld silk scarf on Ebay after seeing it about to finish for £9! I love Karl Lagerfeld and rarely wear square silk scarfs so decided that I would make it into a cushion. I googled how to do it and found this website http://www.ivillage.co.uk/vintage-scarf-cushions/79554 which advised that I should get some vilene to iron on the back of the scarf in order to make it easier to work with. This really helped and stopped the material from slipping when I used the sewing machine.
The website suggested using two scarfs but because of the Chanel connection I wanted to use a tweed to go on the back of it. I went to the local haberdashery and they had a lovely purple and white one which they were cheekily selling as 'Chanel tweed'. I have to say that the tweed was hard to use! I am not very experienced and I just decided to go for it. I used the zig-zag stitch around the edge of the tweed as it was fraying like mad, this helped to give me a square to match the scarf and stopped it fraying. I never make things easy for myself and decided to stick a zip in it which did make things difficult given my inexperience! It all turned out great in the end though and as I am not selling it so it does not have to be 100% perfect.