Another cushion. This time an experiment with smocking a coarse, unbleached linen.
Very casual. Little girl’s sundress meets sculpture. I’ve never used shirring elastic before and wanted to try it out.
Like the knife pleat pillow, I measured lines with tailor’s chalk. This time I began marking in the middle of a length of fabric that could wrap round the pillow plus about six inches longer, to make an envelope.
I wrapped a bobbin with shirring elastic, and sewed along the lines, right-side up. Then folded the hemmed ends of the long piece in, to make the envelope style closure, and sewed up the sides.
Spray it with water, and the fabric scrunches right up as it dries. I like the irregular texture of a shirred cushion so much. Especially paired with the kissing pleat pillow.