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Yoyo/ Suffolk puff cushion

Added Jan 2, 2010

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






Once I found out how to make these yoyo/ Suffolk puff things I had a fantastic idea to put them on a cushion. Then on my daily perusing through blogs I noticed someone else had done one too. But that’s ok because how can you escape copying someone else when these little yoyos have been around for many years? It was inevitable.

I was a bit lazy and machine sewed the yoyo’s onto the cushion instead on hand sewing them but I think they still turned out ok.

Material Notes

I used fabric that I picked up from the arts and crafts show. unfortunately I forget the names of the sellers but the organic cotton looking ones came from some girls who hand print them and the softer looking ones came from a wholesaler in Melbourne who came to Sydney for the show and they sell lots of fabric from all over the world with gorgeous patterns on them.

I used raw plain weave cotton for the cushion as it goes well with the other earthy colours




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage

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    Oct 31, 2012, 12.54 PMby freaky-philomeen

    I’ve only just discovered your creations. They’re ALL so beautiful. You are so talented, keep on ;))

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      Nov 1, 2012, 12.25 AMby alekat

      Oh thank you! That’s so nice of you to say!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 07.01 PMby Ashlee Nemo

    i love all the fabrics!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 06.07 AMby tasallison

    i love your sense of aesthetics, this is really nice! did you paint the chair or buy it the gorgeous colour?


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      Nov 1, 2012, 12.24 AMby alekat

      Hey! Sorry or the 2 year delay in replying! Not sure how I missed it! I got the chair from a student exhibition for free. They had painted a bunch of old chairs as part of a sculpture!

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    Jan 2, 2010, 05.32 PMby pakutke

    this is so pretty! now i wanna try this technique too :)

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    Jan 2, 2010, 10.53 AMby red-wren

    This is wonderful! I’d love to cozy up to that pillow! And I love the chair too!

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    Jan 2, 2010, 03.36 AMby sunnilj9

    It looks great! Wonderful idea and brilliant execution!

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