Sunday 26 October 2014

Cath Kidston makeover

It's true, how is it possible to do a makeover on a Cath Kidston product?  However, as I decided to order myself a new dress as a treat for securing a morning of supply work, I had to get the total to £50 in order to get free delivery (I know, it's a hard life but someone has to do it!) so I had to order other items!

My new clock frock

I decided to treat the hubby to a new mug as he loves giraffes!

And then I decided to order this pack of teatowels.  I figured they would make great cushions, for lovely as the ones in the Cath Kidston catalogue are, that even reduced to £16.00 , I figured that was a tad expensive in my opinion.
Now as the teatowels are reduced to £8 for the pair I figured I could turn them into my own cushions instead.  I made one up yesterday, but am waiting for some more pads to come before making up the second.  I won't patronise you by offering a tutorial on this, but if you haven't made a cushion cover before, and fancy doing so, the head on over here for a step-by-step tutorial on making an envelope backed cushion cover.    

I decided to use the grey teatowel for my first cushion and some plain mustardy-yellow fabric for the backing with a 16" pad inside.

Finished front
Finished back
Finished cushion

So for about £5.50 including the pad, I have a new cushion and it's unique to me.  One happy bunny here!
G x


  1. I adore you new dress. I have a CK in a similar style that I bought in the Sale earlier this year. Mine is a white background with roses. I just wish I could replicate it as it fits perfectly.
    Great idea with the teatowel.

  2. Love your dress, I have been lusting after that little number for quite a while now.
    Fab cushion idea chuck! X

  3. I love your dress and cushions! I'm a big fan of the Cath Kidston clock pattern. I bought a small oilcloth pouch made from it in the sale and now I use it as my purse :) x

    1. Thank you. Every year there is always something new to want!

  4. Squeal! I love your dress and cushion cover. Gorgeous! I'm off to have a good rummage around your lovely blog. xx


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