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?

New African Print Fabric

Here are a few pictures of the fabric I recently purchased from my favourite shop on Goldhawk Road, west London.

blue orange yellow geometric
blue orange yellow geometric – Holland wax print cotton fabric

I am planning to make a make a skirt from this fabric – similar to the pattern I found on Burdastyle – Obi apron skirt

ying yang yellow orange blue Holland wax print cotton
ying yang yellow orange blue Holland wax print cotton

This green, yellow swirl print (or is it ying yang)will look fab as a pair or shorts or maybe a short beach dress

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Shopping for fabric

Goldhawk Road in West London is one of my favourite areas for fabric shopping. It’s a shame I don’t live locally any more.
There are nearly 10 fabric shops within 5 minutes walk (not including the ones in the Shepherds Bush Markets.  If the first shop doesn’t have what I’m looking for, one of the other shops will definitely have it.

I generally head to the store next to the cycle shop as they are usually very helpful, willing to bargain and this shopping expedition was no exception.

It’s all about summer and the need for bright, happy colours and interesting prints. With this is mind, I decided to look for African cotton wax prints, and I was in luck. I could have easily closed my eyes and picked any 4 fabrics; however this was not how I was going make my decision.

A big thanks to the guys who were patient with my requests and happily removed piles of fabrics in order for me to see a particular design….. 20 minutes later after my umming and arrring, I depart carrying 4 lengths of fabric (each about 5m) and feeling very happy with my purchase.
Here are some pics of my fabrics.

African print orange and whiteAfrican print blueAfrican print green yellow pinkAfrican print blue black white

See what I’ve made using these fabrics by visiting my online shop:

reversible skirt :