Who doesn’t love a good scatter cushion?! I’m a self-professed decor enthusiast and for ages now I have been wanting to give my cushions a bit of an update. I had this image in my mind of a navy blue ombre tie-dyed scatter cushion and I thought it would be stunning to try and create it.
Very sneakily, I waited for a weekend when my mom was coming to visit to arrange this little DIY project. My mom studied fashion design, has owned her own boutique, is a master seamstress and she’s amazing at tie-dye, from back in the 90’s when it was super trendy! So, it may have been cheating, a little bit! BUT… I can do a bit of sewing and a pillowcase is just a square, so what could go wrong!?
This was actually super easy to do and didn’t take too long at all. I am pretty happy with the end result. Here is a list of the items you will need and the steps to achieving this stunning DIY dye cushion…
You will need:
- 2 x 60x60cm cushion inners
- 2 x white fabric squares 60x60cm
- 2 x other fabric of choice (for backing of cushions)
- 2 x 60cm zips
- Fabric Dye
- Cut your cushion fabric to size (mine are 60x60cm)
- Rinse your fabric out
- Tie off the area that you want to remain undyed
- Bring water to the boil & add some salt.
- Mix your dye according to package instructions
I made the first batch of dye a bit lighter by not adding all the dye to the water, to create the ombre effect.
- Dip your fabric into the dye as far you’d like the lighter blue to go
- Remove and add more dye to the water to create a darker blue
- Dip the fabric again a bit above the lighter blue section
- Remove from the water and squeeze out the excess liquid
- Rinse in cold water and untie the ties
- Dry in the sun and Iron once dry
- Sew up your cushions and bask in the amazing feeling of creating two scatter cushions for only R150!
This was a really fun project and I must say that I am hooked. I am so keen to practice my sewing skills and keep making things for our little home <3 They turned out exactly as I had pictured in my head. The blue is a bit brighter than I hoped, but I am sure it will fade with a few washes.