Butterfly Wedding Present Throw Cushions

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Last year a friend and colleague got married and as a fellow seamstress, I had to make her something hand made.  I found this fun butterfly cotton from Spotlight and made the piping out of a solid red slightly heavy weight fabric with my new found piping skills that I learnt during the Ms C Chair Project.

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The tricky part (but also the magic) is inserting a zip on an edge that has piping.  If you get it wrong, your zip doesn’t work or looks hideous and embarrassingly amateur. BUT, if you get it right, your zip is neatly hidden behind the piping and you hardly know it’s there.  The other benefit is that your cushion is dual sided so it doesn’t matter which way it is ‘thrown’.

I found Deborah’s tutorial very helpful for this project as she has great photos and good descriptions of each of the steps.

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The best part about this project is that my gift is well loved and the cushions are sitting happily on Nat’s bright RED sofa to bring happy butterflies into their lounge 🙂

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