learning to sew piped cushions was on my list of things to master this summer. they're so simple, why have i avoided them for so long? a friend asked me to sew six small accent pillows in some pretty luxe fabric (£55/metre!!!) with silk trim in july. i think i'm an old hand at them now and show no signs of stopping.
my love for cross-patterned things came out on this pillow which is destined for someone else's home. i printed the fabric the old fashioned way, using a potato stamp. the last time i used a potato stamp was probably kindergarden, twenty-odd years ago but i find it's one of the easiest ways to print on fabric because of the natural sponginess of the spud.
here you are, a potato-stamped cross pillow with an envelope back and turquoise piping.