Creating natural upholstery projects can be an incredibly fulfilling and eco-conscious endeavor. Many of my clients had already made the commendable choice of selecting chemical-free fabrics from Revolution. After a few back to back requests, I was ready to take it a step further by contemplating earth-friendly cushions - both inside and out.
For the cushioning, I opted for natural latex foam derived from rubber trees, which is renewable and biodegradable. I even wanted to keep glue out of these cushions, and so I hand-stitched organic wool batting into place. This extra effort ensured that my upholstery projects remained chemical-free and environmentally friendly. It was a labor of love, but at the end of the day I was immensely proud to deliver these cushions to my clients.
These projects also made me especially appreciate the craft of making box cushions. As I was making them, I imagined that my process was similar to a time when people only had natural materials to work with. I felt lucky to at least have the electricity powered sewing machine at my behest ;D
Hi! I'm Nika
I first learned how to sew when I was 13. Once I figured out how to alter and make my own clothes, I was head over heels in love. My recent sewing obsession is box cushions and I'll be taking (what I call) big girl upholstery courses throughout 2022. More tools and skills, and opportunities for creativity. I'm excited to share my projects here with you!