Tea Talk: What are you favourite quick projects?

Tea Talk: What are you favourite quick projects?

Ever since I have discovered the world of sewing, I am obsessed with making cushion cases of all kinds. Part of the reason is that its a) we need good looking cushions, b) its super quick and easy, and c) there is an endless pool of possibilities. Different cushion cover types, with buttons, zipped up, stuffed, painted, embroidered, embellished with beads etc. The fun doesn’t end.

Do you have a type of project you keep going back to and why? Care to share your favourites?




  1. Too Clark

    My favorite “quick” thing takes zero time. It’s a big furoshiki tote.

    Two yards of linen with the ends of selvage side tied together to a length that functions as a cross body strap. Flip it over your head and then tie the bottom two corners together, all the way closed. Obviously, you use square knots rather than granny knots but the result is like the T.A.R.D.I.S. – it’s WAY bigger on the inside. It just looks like a tote but you can easily stuff 4 or 5 bags of groceries into it. Of course, it looks bigger when it’s full and the T.A.R.D.I.S. doesn’t but, still. It’s super awesome. I carry the dog around and even to the vet in it. He’s a chihuahua, so there’s plenty of room for a pillow, too. Oh – “”The” pillow. With a capital “T”.

    Best sleeping pillow is half the size of a regular bed pillow, LENGTHWISE so, long and narrow. Stuffed with cluster fill and you never get that ridge that rolls up around the top of your head. Anyone who has neck problems will appreciate the even the slightest downward pressure on the neck is “Evil”.

  2. Bess Glenn

    I have been sewing clothing since I was about 7, I still sew mostly clothing. The most fun was making prom dresses and skirts for teen girls.

  3. Julie Akyol

    Pillowcases. I like doing the hems in a contrasting color. Red case with gold trim for the hemmed area; dark blues with etheral blue, and so on. They make perfect gifts and I can also embroider or embellish in some other manner as well. I think it stems from my childhood in the 40-50’s where pillowcases were embroidered a lot. I also like to do dish towels and embroider them as well. Gifts and for camping, my bathrooms too. They are perfect for wrapping freshly washed hair and absorbing water before combing. The jacquard fabrics are wonderful for that also.

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