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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African print cushion covers

I had some fabric left over from the lengths Dylan gave me to make his Party Pants…. so what better way to make use of the fabric than to construct some African print cushion covers for Dylan’s sister in South Africa.

3 cushion covers
3 cushion covers

These covers fit cushions of 60cm x 60cm, have 6 ties on the back to secure the covers – makes for interesting back design and also very functional. I think these look great – What do you think?

Party Short Pant

With summer fast approaching I have decided the use my Party Pant pattern and make a few pairs of shorts for sale on Etsy and for me to wear.

Etsy online shop – www.etsy.com/shop/MadeByNomes

Be sure to check out the original Party Pant

party short pant blue african print
party short pant blue african print – size extra small UK8party short pant blue geometric with black and white internal waistband
party short pant blue geometric
party short pant blue geometric with black and white internal waistband