Thursday, December 20, 2012

DIY Lannister cushion cover

Be aware: this post is very nerdy.
I think I already mentioned it in the blog, but I'm a huge nerd of "A Song of Fire and Ice" by R.R. Martin.
As many people, I caught the bug when "Game of Thrones", the tv show inspired by the saga, came out and I quickly went through all the books and became very fascinated by this world.

My friend Mauro read the books alongside me, and we spent many dinners talking about the books (while my boyfriend was bored to death and tried in vain to join the conversation).
Anyway, since my friend is definitely Team Lannister, I made him this cushion cover as a present.

I used a pre-made IKEA cushion cover (honestly, it was so much cheaper than making it myself).
Then, I used this image for the applique: I used this site to print it in a bigger scale, then I cut around the silhouette of the lion head, pinned it on some yellow felt and cut it. 
Sewing the felt applique on the cushion cover was trickier than I thought and the end result is not perfect, but I'm happy with it. I'm actually thinking of making one for me inspired by House Stark...

I didn't think to take photos of the process because it was very straightforward, but if you want to know more, don't hesitate to ask.

I still haven't given my friend his present, so I hope he doesn't end on my blog by accident or I'll spoil his surprise!

Finally, for all you fellow nerds:


  1. Just hearing that song makes me happy! That pillow will make a wonderful present.

  2. love it. i'm also a big nerdy game of thrones fan (but house lannister? no way! i'm all about the starks)

  3. What a genuine gift! Brava!

  4. Haha! I agree with you! Starks definitely!!!!

  5. Hehe, mee too, but my friend is a Tyrion fan boy.
    I must admit that also Jamie gets a cool storyline, eventually.

  6. Ah! I love it! I am addicted, too. I've been through all the tv episodes and I am just now beginning the book series. Our free HBO trial runs out next month and the new season starts in the spring. We are debating whether we need to pay for HBO just to watch Game of Thrones!

  7. I am a HUGE fan of the books and devoured all.. I remember finishing book 4 at 3 am and have to go to work next day but instead of sleeping I bought book 5 online LOL.. This is so great!

  8. Hahahahaha! Fun! I bet he'll love this.

  9. "I quickly went through all the books" Quickly?! I'm still chugging through book five and I began the series months ago. I think I could finish reading every famous Russian novel from the last two centuries in less time than it take to read ASOIAF. Lol ;) but for real though I'm a big fan of the books and show and I think your pillow is just plain awesome! I love Tyrion but I'm Team Targaryen all the way!

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