Sunday 24 June 2012

Cushion in a Bag...

Mr TMW needed a small cushion, so I thought I'd make one. I modelled it on one I bought from IKEA quite a while ago.

My TMW was definite that he wanted a plain fabric and was happy with this blue. At one point he came into the room while I was sewing and asked, You are just making it plain? He had spotted a denim bag with flowers on my desk and thought I must be adding flowers to his cushion. 

As you can see, it's just a simple cushion (14" x 14") with an envelope closure. I've deliberately made the cover a little loose.

To create a roll, the cushion is doubled over and put inside a drawstring bag.

In theory, the cushion can then be used with or without the bag, depending on the required shape. In reality, however, it takes about 5 minutes to push the cushion into the bag, so not really practical. My original IKEA cushion is made from a nylon type fabric, hence it is very easy to take in and out. If I'd made the bag a little larger, it would have been OK.

I'm linking my cushion in a bag to our ongoing Pillows and Cushions Link Party. At last count, there were 80 fabulous pillows and cushions linked up... lots of ideas and inspiration.

Next month, I'm joining in with the 2 in 1 Sewing Challenge over at Ricochet and Away. The idea of the challenge is to sew something that can be transformed into a new look or a new item. This is not my entry, but it could be. I have something else in mind for the challenge. Stay tuned...

2-in-1 Challenge Homepage

... Pam


  1. I pinned this to our challenge board. I like this idea for my camper trailer....:-)

  2. Nice idea, reminded me of a pattern i saw, of a blanket that can be folded into a pocket on it`s side, and thus becomes a cushion. I make all my cushion covers in this pattern like you made. I also made several art works in which i used the Cushion as part of the art work.

  3. Great for pillow fight :)
    I am looking forward to seeing your new challenge!

  4. Great idea for the pillow bag Pam! Nice to be able to have a softer or firmer cushion depending on what you're using it for!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. That's actually a really good idea, I've never seen noticed them in IKEA!! And how nice to actually be able to sew for a man!!

    1. I bought mine a couple of years ago and have never seen them since.

  6. love this for those road trips that many of us will be taking so easy thanks for sharing come see us at

  7. I love that idea, because you really have 2 different pillows then. Plain is good sometimes too.:)

  8. Great pillow and I had to laugh at how long it takes to get it in the bag :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

  9. I think that is so funny about him worrying you were going to embellish the pillow. My hubby would do the same, lol. Turned out nice,..and plain. :)


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