Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas Top Refashions

Almost every year I seem to end up buying one sparkly sweater or top just to wear for Christmas celebrations.  Then it sits in my closet the rest of the year.  Do you have a pile of those tops?  Well, today we're going to put them to use!

I found these holiday type tops for next to nothing, and instead of wearing them for one or two nights this Christmas, I'm putting them on my couch for the whole season.

The gold one is a sort of velveteen and the reddish one is crushed velvet.  I'm not sure how flattering these would be on anyway so I don't mind cutting them up~

These cushions require minimal sewing so they're easy to whip up, even for beginner sewers.

1) Lay your top out on a flat surface and cut straight across as shown below.

2) Turn your cut piece inside out and stitch along the bottom.

3) Turn your cover right side out and attach 4 pieces of ribbon to act as tie closures.

This way you can easily take your cushion
out and use without the cover after the holidays~

That's it!  just a few stitches and your done.

The next cushion is a little different, but just as easy.

1) Again, lay your top out flat and cut straight across under the arms.

2) Same as before, turn your cover inside out and stitch along the straight edge bottom.

3) I wanted to take advantage of the curved hem (which is now the top of my cover).  I put my cushion inside and simply folded it over the top and stitched on a beautiful button.

You can still take this off after the holidays with an easy snip of the thread holding the button on.

That's it!  2 holidays cushions for your guests to relax on in just minutes.

Look at that! They even go with my sequined Butterfly Cushion.

Confession many holiday tops do you have in your closet that you never wear?  Leave a comment below~


Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

This is a wonderful idea! Your pillows are too cute!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your pillows are amazing. I like the little glam you added to the second one: it makes it look like a chic hand bag!

Donna Wilkes said...

I love the envelope pillow with the sparkly button. Great upcycling idea.

Donna Wilkes said...

Great project to share at Make It Monday. Thanks!

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks for sharing your Holiday project at the Say G’Day linky party. I’ve just pinned this to the Say G’Day Saturday board. Your cushions look fabulous!

Hope you are having a great week.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Jill said...

Gorgeous cushions Tamara! What a great idea for those tops!

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello cute lady! Fabulous idea. Pinned and tweeted. We really appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. It wouldn’t be a party without you. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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