Hooray for the Red, White and Blue

Union Jack cushion

I wonder if it’s World Cup frenzy or the spontaneous appearance of flags on cars and rooftops that has made me feel patriotic! Whatever inspired this project, I have just loved making this Union Jack cushion cover; everything came from my scrap bag apart from the cushion pad which cost next-to-nothing from Ikea. The best bit about this project is that my husband’s favourite shirt, worn out but much loved, has a new life as part of this trendy cushion…I love recycling …oh, and just for the record… girls outnumber boys in our household, so no, football was not the inspiration! Download the full project here ⇒

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Susan Penny has become one of Britain's best-loved craft writers. She has already written more than 50 books and introduced tens of thousands of readers to new craft skills and memorable projects. Many of her books, like 'Knitted Cakes', have become international best sellers. Her background is an arts graduate who has turned her love of making things into a career. After launching and editing some of the biggest and best craft magazines in the UK, Susan is now one of the most respected designers, writers and editors in the contemporary British craft scene. Susan is just as happy working with needle and thread as a crochet hook.


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