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waterbuffalofarmer

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wool?
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:46:07 am »
Ok so I have a few bits of fleece with the inner fleece, almost like bits of a pelt, but not quite. I was gonna make a cushion cover, like they do in new Zealand stuffed with lambs wool, shop bought of course, only problem is what material cover should I use?
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SallyintNorth

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Re: wool?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 11:46:41 am »
Interesting plan, wbf, although you could probably stuff it with any (clean) fleece, I'd have thought?

You'd do better posting this in Crafts, I think.  (Thanks for moving it, bloomer  :thumbsup:)
« Last Edit: January 07, 2015, 03:40:49 pm by SallyintNorth »
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: wool?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 08:50:20 pm »
I would use something very tightly woven for the inner case, assuming you are going to put a cover over it. Sheeting would do.

Fleecewife

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Re: wool?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 11:22:53 pm »
I would use something very tightly woven for the inner case, assuming you are going to put a cover over it. Sheeting would do.

.....or half a pillow case so you only have one edge to sew.   A good recycling idea for the outer cover could be an old patterned sweater, felted a bit in the washing machine so it doesn't unravel, then cut and sewn to size - the height of fashion  :D
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: wool?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 01:11:41 am »
I love that idea, FW.

 

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