I had a notion the other day and acted on it straight away.

Using a beautiful silk scarf to cover a feather pad without cutting the scarf and spoiling the print.

Simple and effective. Birthday present sorted for that evening

You will need:

Silk scarf, 16″ cushion pad, cotton and thread.




With wrong sides together, sew down the length of the scarf


Turn right sides out, and slide cushion pad into centre of the tube of silk now created


Fold in edges, like a parcel at both ends, and hand catch with a few stiches.


Hand stitch to hold together.


Fold both points to meet, pull a little, and tie in a double mini knot and stitch through to hold.

It really is an easy way to make a sumptuous silk scarf. Search out classic designs in second shops, or grandma’s own collection.