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Rainy day boredom buster: three ways to personalise your sheets

01 May 2015

Summer’s not all blue skies and sunshine. So what do your tween-age kids do when it rains? Reach for their smartphone most likely. Well, we have another idea: personalising bed linens. We asked three kids to test the idea in our lab, and they came up with three very different techniques (with only a tiny bit of help from our interior designer, Emma). 

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Technique 1: sew a patchwork

“Last year I sewed a cushion with the letter ‘F’ for Filip on it. I think it will match the colours on my patchwork design.”

Filip Cederqvist, 13 years

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Technique 2: flick paint

“Art is one of my favourite subjects at school and I love to paint. So I decided to just flick fabric paint in some cool colours.”

Ellen Johnson, 14 years

A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung. A polaroid image of Meagan Rhonda Hsung.

Technique 3: embroider a motif

“I do embroidery, cross-stitch and crochet at home. So I chose to embroider my initials, MRH, in my favourite colours: pink and purple.”

Meagan Rhonda Hsung, 13 years