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...