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Kuolema Nox
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« on: March 08, 2005 02:40:00 PM »

So I was showing my friend how to sew and we started by making cushions. I am absolutely not the best person to teach other people, as I found out.
I decided to be adventurous and make a doughnut-shaped cushion, so I cut out two doughnut shapes and sewed them together, leaving a gap on the outer edge. (Just on the outer edge, not on the inner...)

"So once you've sewed that and it's inside out, you just flip it all inside out through the hole you've left... Yeah, that's it. Like this........ oh... ah...... nnngggh!!!"

It wouldn't turn the right way out again! Grin I tried everything to get it to turn the right way out but it eventually had to be banished to Kuolema's Sack O' Crap (my bag of leftover bits of fabric).

...Incidentally, how DO you make a doughnut-shaped cushion? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2005 12:05:24 PM »

This is actually hurting my brain to think about it, and I am supposed to be a visually oriented person.  Huh I would love to hear a response on this. A math wiz maybe?  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2005 01:15:36 PM »

My thought would be to sew it like a tube (only a donut-shaped tube) leaving both ends open, turn it, stuff it, and then sew the ends together.  No?
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2005 01:47:31 PM »

Ohh, you lovely person! Grin Thanks very much.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2005 10:31:48 PM »

well, you should first make yourself a pattern.  you could use a plate and a garbage can lid to draw the circles.  if you can sew it like mthompson suggested, but make sure you leave yourself a seam allowance when you actually cut the fabric (on both sides) where you will be joining your donut, otherwise, you may end up tugging at it a little and it'll be a little mis-shapened.  don't forget to snip and notch before you turn it right-side out.  good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2005 04:19:25 PM »

Maybe sewing around the outer edge, turning it right side out and hand sewing invisible stitches on the inside?

I would use a contrasting colored embroidery thread and make a blanket stitch around it, just to avoid the turning issue.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006 07:07:13 AM »

There's always: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=46368.0
Muah ha ha!
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2006 09:51:43 AM »

Thank the good Lord for you and whip-stitching.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2011 08:33:28 PM »

So...almost five years later and I was just perusing old posts and came back across this.  It occurred to me there is another way, you could do it in two halves (semi-circles, more or less), turn each separately, and attach at both sides.  Not sure if there is any advantage to that over my original idea or not, but I'm pretty impressed with my first solution!
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