Mary Hansen and I do back flips when Theresa wants to do a new project. No matter what the project, it always involves beautiful fabrics. Theresa found a bad old couch that was so bad the Goodwill wouldn’t even take it.
Mary chose five fabrics from Canovas, Hazelton House, Pierre Frey and Henry Calvin. She had the couch upholstered and then I got to make the pillows.
It’s not just a couch, it’s a convertible. The seat cushion flips to show two different striped fabrics and the pillows are also different on the fronts and backs.
After the upholstery was finished Mary brought me the leftovers.
When I make pillows I always underline the pieces with muslin and cut back the corners so they don’t get bulky when I sew in the flanges.
I used the Pierre Frey pink woven geometric to make the boxed edges.
I found some trim which I hand sewed to the fronts on top of the brown linen flanges.. This linen print is from Hazelton House.
Here I’ve pinned the boxed edge to the backs. This stripe is from Manuel Canovas.
I always make my own down and feather forms for my pillows so I’m not limited to 18 inch or 20 inch squares. I think odd sizes are way more interesting.