Heading to big school!
I’m feeling quite emotional as my youngest daughter is about to finish Primary School. It feels like the end of an era! I’m not ready to have two children at big school!
I really wanted to sew something very special to mark the occasion… Something that she could always keep and treasure forever.
I can’t believe she’s been wearing her school uniform for seven years now and I still remember the very first day she tried it on! Time flies that’s for sure.
She won’t be needing her Primary School uniform very soon and I wanted to turn it into something that would always be a treasured reminder for her (and me!) So many special memories.
I looked at the market for school uniform keepsake cushions and realised I wanted to do something a little bit different. It was important to me that I incorporated all the special little tiny details of the fabrics of her school uniform. But more than that I wanted it to be a really lovely cushion in its own right. Something that looks really elegant and then when you get close to it you realise it is made from the school uniform. I also wanted to make sure it included her name, the schools name and the dates and I decided to add this to the back so that the front area could be mostly displayed. I chose not to use the school logo too much and just added a snippet of this as a little token. I love the way it’s there but just subtle.
Here is a list of all the uniform items that I used:
🦋 Burgundy cardigan
🦋 Powder blue polo shirt
🦋 Navy tights
🦋 White frilly socks
🦋 Summer blue gingham dress
🦋 Winter navy dress
🦋 Navy shorts
The following is a list of all the little details that I incorporated:
💙 Logo from cardigan
Cardigan fabric (front and back)
💙 Collar of polo shirt
💙 Flower detail from pocket of polo shirt
💙 Flower buttons from polo shirt, cardigan, summer dress
💙 Heart zipper from winter dress
💙 Bow and ruffle from socks
💙 Button panel and bows from summer dress
I really hope that you like the result!
Of course each cushion that I make will be completely unique and special as it will incorporate uniform which is personal to the child. If you live locally you can drop the uniform items off. Otherwise You can post the uniform to me. Once the cushion is made the remaining uniform will be recycled unless you specifically want it returned to you.
I have created a Stars version which may be more suitable for boys uniform. Please click here for more information and pictures.
They would make really special gifts to treasure forever – great for grandparents to give.
The cushions are priced at £75 each (plus Special Delivery postage, or collect if you are local). They are double sided as shown and have several layers of interfacing to give a thick luxury feel. The cushion cover opens with a zipper at the base edge and the cushion pad is made up of organic cotton fabric which is further made with cotton produced through organic farming. The pad is filled with fine quality microfibre filling and is fully washable. The cover is careful sponge clean only.
If you wish to enquire about either version of this cushion then please save your uniform and feel free to get in touch with me. You can use this form to add your details for placing an order (there is a comments box included where you can add any particular requests).
Thank you for looking!