I have been busy making cushion covers for my living room today. I bought the fabric yesterday in Salisbury, so that's the quickest I have made something after buying the fabric in a long time. It only cost me £8.50 as two pieces were remnants and then I bought half a metre of a contrasting dotty fabric. It made three cushion covers, so that is very good value. I just needed a bit of colour in my room. I made them easy with no zips ( I hate putting in zips)
I have to buy some different fabric to make three more cushion covers now. I am desperate to have my 'Wesley Barrell' sofa's re-covered but it will cost almost £3,000 to cover both of them. We have had them 24 years and they are still looking good, but I am so fed up with looking at the fabric that's on them. Trouble is Wesley Barrell wont just make new covers, they take the sofas back to the workshop and completely overhaul them so they come back like new sofas, complete with new cushions . I can dream on as we just can't afford that amount of money at the moment. So i will be content to just jazz the room up with some zingy colours.
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