Friday, 3 April 2015

Chita Cushion Cover

While we were visiting family in Portugal last year, i picked up this great 'Chita de Alcobaca' fabric (read more about Chita here). I loved the unusual designs and the colours remind me of our visits to Portugal and the typical colours that make up the many decorative tiles, know as Azulejos.

While our Portuguese family are currently visiting us here in Canberra, i decided to whip up a couple of little cushion covers using the Chita. I made some piping using the Chita and some cord and added a covered zipper into the backing fabrics.

The making of the pillow was very simple, but i hate sewing in the piping around the corners of the cushion (they never end up super neat for me!).

For backing fabric on the first, i used a Chita (above), but for the other i used a fabric in the delicious blues of; 'Grand Bazaar by Patty Young for Michael Miller' (below).

One cushion is destined for our couch, but the other i've given to my Aunt Sue, whose birthday it was this week.

Happy Birthday Sue!


  1. The piping on both pillows looks great in your photographs. I hope your aunt had a wonderful birthday and enjoys her gift! :)

  2. piping scares me! But yours looks great, and really gives the cushions an extra touch. Those colours do remind me so much of the mediterranean!

  3. Piping scares me too, yours looks great! And I love this fabric as well, perhaps we need a holiday in Portugal?! (Actually that would be great even apart from the fabric!) Your blog seems to be full of gorgeous fabric that is tempting me to go shopping.


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