Monday, 30 July 2012

beach huts


hello.. 
how was your weekend?


i was motivated to get the sewing machine out for a change last week on a cold and wintery weekend & came up with these little beach huts. i already had most of the fabric & bits leftover from other things.

to make your own: 

  • cut the beach hut shape from thick paper and traced around it onto the fabric with chalk. cut 2. 
  • do the same for the other shapes. stitch doors and decorations to the front. i drew the anchor on fabric with a pen. this could be embroidered & a child's name or a number added instead.
  • i sewed the 2 sides together around the outside edges for a rustic look, so the fabric frays. leaving the bottom open fill with pillow stuffing then sew the bottom edge.



i bought the pom-pom braid & this fabric for the beach huts and realised there was enough for a small cushion. with the pom-pom edges it looks a bit like a beach towel.
the back is an envelope style, so no zippers or buttons needed. it works well and was quick to make.




hang on a bedroom door or cupboard


nautical or shabby chic?

cheryl

31 comments:

  1. those are adorable. wish I had them for my coastal bedroom.

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  2. Dear cheryl,
    ohhh I´m so excited....so cute houses....I love your works so mutch!!!!Have a nice week and hopefully it gets warmer for you!!!
    Sincerely Flori

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    1. thankyou :) definitely looking forward to spring!

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  3. They are so cute... well done! x Kerry

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  4. These are amazing......you need to sell these.
    Everything you do looks soooo good ;o)
    I wish I was that creative.
    Tania xx

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    1. thanks tania! you are very creative!!
      x

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  5. Nauti-shabby I tink! Very cute x

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  6. Very cute! I always make envelope cushions too!

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  7. These are so pretty Cheryl. Well done. Love them.

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  8. You are so clever, they are completely divine!! Very impressed with the cushion as well. x

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  9. Fantastic work. Will we see these on your coastal Christmas tree?
    Carolyn

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  10. So lovely!! I love these sweet mini-houses:)
    Magda

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  11. these are soooooo cute!...you are so clever and I love the pom pom trim... I gotta make me some of these.
    thanks for sharing your tips.
    Bec x

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  12. Your beach huts are charming and I've pinned them for a cold blustery day of sewing which won't be for about six months here. Something fun to look forward to! Thanks!

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  13. Oh, I love them both! How original!
    Brenda

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  14. These are so cute! Wish I could sew. I do everything
    by hand as I gave my sewing machine to my daughter.

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  15. Aren't you just the crafty little minx!! These look great, much nicer than anything you can buy in the shop.x

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  16. nautical for sure. Adore this post, hun. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post and guest post for Lauren Conrad. Thanks, love. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  17. These are absolutely fabulous. How fun. I love all the added charm with the different trims. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  18. OH MY I must try these for my beach house:)

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  19. Your pillow and lil beach huts are so cute! Great idea...........

    Blessings, Nellie
    I think they are nautical, coastal or beachy..........lol

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  20. Love these! I love any project that uses scraps of leftover fabric and you could create an entire coastal village of these :~)

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  21. These beach houses are so sweet!

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  22. They are the sweetest! My MIL would love one. Thanks for sharing with air your laundry friday! xo Jami

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