Sunday, 20 May 2012

Football Related Post - Sorry (But there is some sewing involved!)

I just couldn't resist...
Pic: Getty via metro.co.uk

Pic: via the Northern Echo

Just look at the joy in that face

Pic: from @RightToPlay_UK on twitter
But to make it a little bit more sewing orientated here's a cushion I made for my sister before I started blogging.



The Chelsea logo is cross-stitched and measures about 10" x 10" and took a LONG time! But I love the therapeutic nature of stitching in front of the telly and how neat and accurate cross stitch turns out so it was one of my favourite projects.


I made it into a very simple cushion cover by creating a frame for the cross stitch from some soft blue felted fabric using mitred corners. I then created a back out of the same blue fabric in the same size as the frame and stitched it all together. I just made the opening at the back overlap by quite an amount rather than fussing about with any kind of fastening. I decided to keep it very simple as I thought the cross stitch was enough of a feature on it's own!


Blogging about this has made me want to get started on another big cross stitch project!

4 comments:

  1. Hi, where did you get the cross stitch pattern from? I am looking to do one for my grandson.

    Thanks

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    1. Hi,
      It was such a long time ago when I started it that I can't really remember but this looks like the one I used. http://easypatterns.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/chelsea-fc-cross-stitch-pattern.html
      Be prepared it takes a LONG time! Happy Sewing!

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  2. How long is a LONG time? I came across your cushion and completed cross stitch in a google search and thought this would be a fantastic 60th birthday present for my Dad in May. I just want to make sure I could get it done in time!

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    1. Hi Emma! O I'm sure you can get it done by May! I made this quite a while ago now so it's hard to say exactly but I remember a lot of evenings in front of the TV stitching. I think I made to over the course of a couple of months in my free time, and I work full time so it's not like I was doing it all the time or anything. It's a really satisfying project, I say go for it! Just don't leave it until the last minute! Good luck!

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