Sorry for my recent absence, I have a new grandson so I haven’t had much time.
I got my sample for the vintage fabric I was talking about earlier in the month from Selby. What a lovely service they provide, very help when I rung up to ask about the fabric. The sample arrived very quickly and it was just perfect. the quality is really good so I’ve ordered some of it and if there’s any left I’ll likely order more. I haven’t found anything that compares with it on ebay.
I should have the cushions this weekend all going well! I’ve been struggling a little bit with the fabric as it keeps sliding under my machine, but I’m sure the final result will be worth the wait!
I’ve always loved vintage fabrics but it’s getting harder and harder to find them.
I still look on Ebay occasionally but the majority of them aren’t genuine vintage and you can often tell by the widths of the fabrics. The genuine fabrics are much more narrow (the looms weren’t as wide as they are now). I wanted some vintage upholstery fabric to create some new cushions to match my living room and I’ve found one that will look perfect.
It’s sold by selbysoftfurnishings.com and is priced at £15 per metre and I’ve ordered a free sample of it.
I also noticed they sold scatter cushions in the same fabric, which look really good, but I really wanted to make my own!
I found some great guides online today which I’m going to attempt to do myself this weekend.
How To Make Lined Curtains
How To Make A Cushion Cover With A Zip
I actually found these two guides by mistake, I was actually looking on Selby Soft Furnishings I ended up looking through quite a lot of their site as well. There’s a lot of really nice fabrics on there but what really caught my eye was their sewing guides.
How To Make A Simple Scatter Cushion
How To Make A Simple Set Of Curtains
They’re really good and detailed, especially for someone new to sewing. I’ve already given them to my daughter so she can make herself some cushions and curtains for her bedroom.