A House Of Hackney Cushion Cover

house of hackney cushion cover

If you’re anything like me, you need a badger in your life. Preferably, one holding a cocktail!

I don’t know about you, but I simply can’t concentrate on complex sewing projects right now. Also, I have a big stash to delve into and a desire to make my home an even happier place to be in. For obvious reasons.

So, I dug out this House Of Hackney velvet, from their 2011 Hackney Empire range. Isn’t it to die for?

cording on a velvet cushion

I took a lot of care over this make. After all, House Of Hackney fabric is not cheap, even in their sample sales.

Do you like my piping? I just use household string! The detail of piping really finishes off a cushion.

And the animals in this fabric! Frog in a bowler hat? Hookah-smoking sloth? A creature playing the accordian? It’s soooo whimsical.

how to sew with house of hackney fabric

House Of Hackney cushions retail for Β£150+, so I was very glad of my sewing skills and my gimlet eye for a sample sale, even if this fabric has waited ages to be used.

I inserted a zip, with a touch of head scratching. Goodness knows, I want to keep this velvet laundered.

sewing a zip

All I need to do now, is keep Ella off this cushion. She loves velvet – and who wouldn’t when it’s as gorgeous as this?

If you can’t afford House Of Hackney prices, I strongly recommend some of the recent Lisa Comfort Home range of upholstery fabric. It’s very in the zone, and having ordered some of their cotton, I am currently sewing roman blinds for the same vibe.

How are you keeping up your sewing mojo?

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14 Responses to A House Of Hackney Cushion Cover

  1. Emy says:

    Gorgeous cushion – love this! I think the animal holding the accordion is a bushbaby. πŸ™‚

  2. mandymunroe says:

    This is gorgeous Karen!

  3. Allison says:

    I love this! The pattern is great!

  4. sdaley2013 says:

    My sewing brain is just not working correctly at the moment. What beautiful piping!

  5. Lodi says:

    How do you make the piping (and with household string, which I have…)? I’d like to add some to a cushion cover I have the fabric for, and would it also work for the Carolyn Pajamas?

  6. Lodi says:

    PS. Fun pillow!

  7. Kay says:

    Very cute.

  8. JenL says:

    Love it!

  9. Kimbersew says:

    Elegant and cheeky = perfection! I believe that that creature may be a bush baby- known for their adorableness and skills on the accordion. bravo!

  10. Hilary says:

    Great pillow with great fabric! I think you’ll find the creature playing an accordian is an Australian possum. They sleep in trees by day and run along our electricity wires at night.

  11. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Whimsy at it’s very best! Lovely work, Karen! However, anyone who can consider making roman shades not mind-boggling has my admiration! Hope you & Ella are having a lovely Easter. πŸ£πŸŒΌπŸ‡πŸŒΊ

  12. That is wonderful. I have been sewing babywear from my jersey scraps for my two friends who are due to have babies in May. It is a good sewing challenge and like you, I can’t seem to focus on anything for myself right now. Looking forward to seeing your blinds. Jo xx

  13. Mary Russell says:

    That is lovely. How much fabric did it take? Is the piping done with the same fabric?

  14. WowCarol says:

    I think the accordionist might be a lemur?

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