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poorlittlefish
« on: March 22, 2004 08:19:16 AM »

Hi All,
I am a knitter who wants to extend her craftiness into a little sewing..so, I have decided I want to sew some big floor pillows for people to sit on in my under-furnished apartment.  Does anyone have any instructions on how to go about doing this (dumbed down for a beginner)? I thought I read some instructions on here for this a while ago but I can't find them anywhere...anyways-thanks in advance for the help Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2004 03:44:05 PM »


Hullo Little Fish (love the name by the way)

I made a stack of big floor pillows last year whilst too poor to buy a couch (except a mouldy smelly one - which I couldn't get to my house anyway!!!!)

You just need rectangles of fabric.
I have a source of fabric which is remanants of couch fabric, upholstery, offcuts from curtains, etc. These fabrics work really well because they are TUFF and my covers cost about $4 Australian each to make.
My rectangles were 25" x 55".

First you need to hem the short ends. Double them over or they will fray in the washing machine and floor pillow covers REALLY need to be washed from time to time cause they get really dirty!!!

You fold them wrong side out so you have a 5" overlap in the centre of the back.

Then just sew up the open edges, leaving the overlap as a flap. Turn it right side out and voila.

Fastenings are optional. I haven't used any. But you can use ginormous cute buttons - just remember to do the buttonholes on the top side of the flap before you stitch up the sides or it will be hard. Or you can use velcro, or big snaps or whatever else you have lying around. I once made a big football shaped one for a friend's son and used eyelets and a big long shoelace to tie it up!!! Very rad indeed.

I will try and post some photos tomorrow for you. I have a digital camera on loan for a few days....

HTH

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