Beautiful silk scarves – many of them mini works of art – are trending right now. Rather than tucking it in a drawer, turn one of your favourites into a vibrant cushion that would be perfect on a bed or on display (the fabric is delicate, though, so no cushion fights!)
You will need:
- 2 x silk/satin/polyester scarves (ours were identical 50x50cm ones from Cotton On, but you could choose 2 different patterns, or 1 patterned and 1 plain)
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Pins, matching thread and needle
- Cushion inner (ours was 50x50cm)
1. Lay scarves, right sides together, on a surface. Pin together along 3 sides, about 1cm in from the edge. Sew these sides with a sewing machine (go slow so the fabric doesn’t pucker), or by hand, if you don’t have a machine.
2. Turn cover the right way out, pop in a cushion inner and sew up the remaining side, folding in the edges for a neat finish.
3. Place cushion somewhere it will be admired rather than used, such as on a guest bed or a decorative hall chair.
Words & styling by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.