Madiba Cushion Covers

I was given this Madiba Shweshwe fabric almost a year ago and I really wanted to make something special out of it.

Madiba shweshwe fabric from SA to make cushion cover
After a few measurements and plans, I decided to create 2 cushion covers. To make the most use of the fabric, I cut 1 length of fabric for each cushion  -50cm x 100cm. Added an invisible zip on the 50cm length side and then stitched together the 2 side seams. Total sewing time less than 1 hour.

The zip will be either at the top or bottom of the cushion, depending of how the cushion is placed on sofa. Front and back of cushion are the same print (but one is upside down)

Ta da! Don’t these look great!

Madiba cushion covers
Madiba cushion covers

Finished dimensions of cushion cover 48cm x 48cm – suitable for 50cm x 50cm cushion.

Made By Nomes Etsy Shop Vacation

www.madebynomes.etsy.com online shop will be closed for 6-8 weeks (from June 1st to mid-July 2013) as I am moving house and my sewing machine is getting packed away.

Be sure to find me on Facebook to stay up to date with news and adventures – www.facebook.com/MadeByNomes

or I can be contacted at naomi[at]madebynomes.com

Here is a selection of items, some of which are available in my shop (subject to change – some items may have already been sold)

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Straight fitted skirt with back zipper. size 10
Straight fitted skirt with back zipper. size 10
African print messenger bags for kids
African print messenger bags for kids
African bead fabric skirt front
African bead fabric skirt front
Festival Party Pants
Festival Party Pants
Made to Order reversible skirt
Made to Order reversible skirt
size 4 ruffle skirt. Liberty print fabric
size 4 ruffle skirt. Liberty print fabric
green, blue black double sided shweshwe group fabric
green, blue black double sided shweshwe group fabric
dogpaw print christmas stocking
dogpaw print christmas stocking

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elastic waist shorts
elastic waist shorts
Made to Order Party Waistcoat
Made to Order Party Waistcoat.
African Print patchwork tote
African Print patchwork tote
SOLD Abstract bird a-line skirt
SOLD Abstract bird a-line skirt
African Print Oven mitt
African Print Oven mitt
Festival Party pant and waistcoat
Festival Party pant and waistcoat
a-line elastic waist skirt with front pockets
a-line elastic waist skirt with front pockets
African print coin purses
African print coin purses

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Swing tags

Happy Easter Monday and hello April 2013 – oh how the the time is flying this year! It’s that time of the year when one feels they need to have a spring clean and de-clutter the sewing studio space. Whilst trying to do a tidy up, I found plenty of small pieces of wonderful African print fabric that I couldn’t quite bring myself to part with.

Handmade swing tags: With a bottle of glue in one hand, fabric pieces and luggage tags in the other hand, I created these new swing tags for my Etsy items. I think they look pretty interesting, and a nice new ending place for the small scraps of fabric 🙂

MadeByNomes swingtag closeup
MadeByNomes swing tags
MadeByNome swing tags March2013
African Print swing tags for finished items

Fabric currently in stock for custom designs

I have recently received a few enquiries about fabric I have for skirts and custom design orders through my Etsy shop.

Below you will find a selection of fabrics that have been purchased in London, UK and are considered African or Holland Wax print designs.  These are available at the moment for use in custom design orders. Just mention the name of the fabric in your enquiry and I’ll check if I have enough in stock for your design.

Custom orders are available: You can enquire about custom orders through Etsy conversation www.madebynomes.etsy.com 

or contact me via naomi[at]madebynomes.com

Thanks, Nomes x

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Butterfly fabric in green, orange and brown
Butterfly fabric in green, orange and brown
Geometric print in green, yellow, pink
Geometric print in green, yellow, pink SOLD OUT
Abstract bird print in red, yellow, black
Abstract bird print in red, yellow, black SOLD OUT
Blue squares, green circles and yellow
Blue squares, green circles and yellow points
Abstract ying yang in green, orange, blue
Abstract ying yang in green, orange, blue
African print blue black white
African print blue black white SOLD OUT

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Safety pins print in orange, green and mustard
Safety pins print in orange, green and mustard
Dark and light green large flowers fabric
Dark and light green large flowers fabric SOLD OUT
Orange, black and white waves
Orange, black and white waves
Abstract yin yang in green, orange, blue Holland wax print cotton
Abstract yin yang in green, orange, blue Holland wax print cotton
1 blue green orange peanut shells  / 2 Blue orange S shapes
1 blue green orange peanut shells / 2 Blue orange S shapes
blue orange yellow geometric
blue orange yellow geometric – SOLD OUT

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And now a few clothing designs, handmade in Wimbledon by Nomes

SOLD Abstract bird a-line skirt
SOLD Abstract bird a-line skirt

A few links to items in my etsy shop: –
Bead inspired African fabric. Fitted knee length skirt with zipper

Orange, black and white wave summer shorts with elastic waist

Fully reversible elastic waist African Print skirt

Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment if you like these fabrics. x

African print goes tech – ipad covers

I think is was only a matter of time before I started using my African Print fabric to make covers for phones, iPads and accessories. I did some research on the internet to get some ideas for size, shape and closure styles. Liberty Blog has a simple tutorial for an unlined accessories cover – http://www.liberty.co.uk/blog/12177/sewing-project-liberty-print-ipad-case/

So here are a few pictures of my iPad cover.

safety pins ipad cover  - Christmas present for my cousin
safety pins ipad cover – Christmas present for my cousin

Do let me know what you think of these. x