Have a go at this simple craft project to jazz up a plain sofa in an afternoon
Looking for a quick and stylish sofa transformation? Why not have a crafty afternoon reliving days of stamping at school and try your hand at this straight-forward cushion idea.
We chose to create a monochrome print, but you can use any palette that works well in your room. You could even use several different colours for a fun, modern feel. And don’t worry about getting the dots too evenly spaced or perfectly solid either, it just adds to the charm.
You will need:
1m White cotton fabric, £3.79 per m, Dunelm Dylon Black fabric paint, £2.99 for 25ml, Hobbycraft Saucer & cork Pins & iron Tape measure, pencil, scissors & newspaper Sewing machine & matching thread
50cm x 50cm Inner cushion, £1.50, Ikea
Measure and cut out a 52cm x 52cm square of white cotton fabric for your front piece and two back pieces H42cm x W52cm. Set to one side.
Protect your work surface with newspaper and lay the front piece of fabric on top. Pour a little black fabric paint into the saucer and dip one end of the cork into the paint. Working from side to side, stamp lines of black dots onto the fabric and leave to dry.
Hem 1cm along one 52cm side of each of the back pieces of fabric. With right sides facing, pin these back pieces on top of the stamped front piece to form a square. Machine stitch around. Turn the cushion cover the right way and press. Pop the cushion pad inside. Why not make a second cushion for a matching set?