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.

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

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

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

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Hand stitch to hold together.

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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.