DIY: Cushion Covers Using Gorgeous Japanese Fabric

This week I have been making cushion covers using the same gorgeous fabrics I used for the headbands in my last post. I thought the rich colours would make nice interiors and decided to start off with something simple.

Japanese-Handmade-Cushion-of-Chair

I really love the old traditional colours and patterns that Japanese dye houses (used to?) produce.

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My mother told me that the area we  live in  at the moment used to be full of dye houses until not long ago. Apparently there was a distinct smell that the locals were very used to.

Handmade-Japanese-Cushions-Detail

A little bit of detailing goes a long way to produce a more interesting and professional looking finish.
I copied this technique from something my grandmother made.

Handmade-Japanese-Cushions-Blue-Stacked

Next week I’m heading to Tokyo to hang out with the wonderful designer Laura Spring who I did my internship with last year. I’m also going to pop by the fabric district to see what I can find for my next creation.

Also, Halloween tomorrow! I only have one day left to make my skeleton bride costume. I’ve just taken down a lace curtain to turn into veil…hopefully it works out or it’s a big waste of a curtain!

Have a great weekend!

xxx

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