This is Lindsay from Lindsay Sews, and I'm so excited to be here today to share a little room makeover I did for my son (2 years), who loves trains. We recently moved into a new house, so when I got the opportunity to redecorate, it seemed like the right time to ditch the baby room decor and move toward something a little more exciting.
When I saw the Robert Kaufman Cuddle RKC Chugga Chugga Cuddle® in Scarlet, I knew it would be perfect for curtains! (And, the fabric is designed by Ann Kelle, besides!) I love how thick the fabric is for blocking light in my son's room (he's a very good napper), and I paired it with an Extra Wide Solid Cuddle® 3 in Navy. I didn't use a pattern for the curtains, but did cut the same length for the inner accent strip (trains) on both pieces, and used one as my guide for the other. If you are in a rush, the edges look just fine unhemmed, but I hemmed them anyway!
My son, like other kids, has collected a lot of stuffed animals, so I used the rest of my train fabric to make a laundry duffle bag to hold his stuffed toys. I upcycled a drawstring from another mesh laundry bag and looped it through a simple casing in the top of the bag.
Since we aren't able to get rid of the diaper changing pad yet, I updated the cover to match the room decor using this handy tutorial at Pretty Prudent. The fabric here is Mod Dot Cuddle® Turquoise/Snow. I love how it brightens up the space, and it looks great with the ombre dresser drawers I painted!
To coordinate with the changing pad, curtains, and laundry bag, I decided a jumbo patchwork floor pillow would be just the trick! I used Embossed Star Cuddle® in Scarlet for the sides and back.
Patchwork Floor Pillow Instructions
I forgot to take photos of this process, but I wanted to talk you through it! If you've ever made a simple patchwork pillow, this should be a cinch for you!
To make this pillow, you'll need 9 squares of fabric (7" x 7") for the front. After piecing them together, press the seams. Cut a pillow back the same size as the front (about 19 1/2" x 19 1/2"). Cut a long piece of fabric 6" wide x 80" (you can piece a few strips together). Stitch the right side of the border strip to the pillow front, and then repeat with the pillow back, leaving the longer edges untrimmed. There will be a small hole in the border strip, which you can use to stuff your pillow with filling. Hand stitch this closed, and you're all set!
I hope you got some new ideas for redoing a child's room! How would you use Cuddle® fabric to totally transform your space?