The inspiration for black, white with jute all over AfroBoho Floor Cushion

I was sorting out my fabric scrap bag and found four prints in black and white. Not quite a yard of each and not sure what to make with them, back in the bag they went. Later same day, on Pinterest searching for studio wall art ideas I saw this picture…how is this for boho dreamy kick off your flip flops and stay awhile. 🙂  Look at the little doggie. too cute.   Looking at this picture I completely forgot about wall art ideas and focused on the floor rug or tiles which gave me an idea for a Bohemian inspired floor cushion. The black and white remnants would be perfect. 

Back in the bag I went and pulled out the remnants and a bag of jute. (Did I ever mention how much I love jute and I always have a zebra print on hand, my fav.)

I sketched out a design and started cutting.  I cut each of the four fabric prints 4″ wide X 14″ long. Using a 1/2″ seam allowance I made 4 squares measuring at 14″ x 14″.  Then at each connecting seam I applied jute cording with black thread for contrast.  My Sewful Retirement here on WordPress informed me of a couching foot for easier application when sewing on trims/cords. Can’t wait to start using it. Thank you My Sewful Retirement. (love her name)

As I am sewing and singing with music blasting I’m starting to feel that Boho Vibe..  (A nice poem to read in your spare time).  And my vision for a funky floor cushion was coming to light. I arranged the 4 squares around the zebra print, outlined each section with jute rope. The rope was too thick for machine stitching so I have to hand sew it on again with black thread for constrast.  I made jute medallions of different sizes to throw on for accents.  A canvas back with zipper closure completed the cushion.

Well this turned out to be an interesting zunky cushion…but I like it…… Bohemian, Afrocentric, Natural and somewhat Rustic.  It measures approx. 30″ x 30″.Some of the jute medallions have tiny wood beads. As well as the center. But I’ll have to change the center bead to a flat one.

I also used jute piping on the side seams and each rope is knotted where it meets the side seams.

Here’s a little Pillow Styling as seen on Instagram too. (lglovinghome)

So I must keep reminding myself to stay focus when on Pinterest, but my wandering eye went to a good place…this time. 🙂

Outdoor Flooring inspired an Outdoor Floor Cushion


Hey, I received a package today with more beautiful fabric…time to get busy…

Thanks for stopping by

Sew, create and enjoy loving your home.


5 thoughts on “The inspiration for black, white with jute all over AfroBoho Floor Cushion

  1. I’m floored!!!! This pillow is top notch!! I’m tapping my fingers on the announcement of your decor line!!!!

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