A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,087
Currently Running With Scissors:
582 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Floor cushions  (Read 4909 times)
Tags for this thread: pillow , tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
glitterbug
Offline Offline

Posts: 124
Joined: 18-Feb-2004

Glitter is in my blood


View Profile WWW
« on: March 23, 2004 03:09:10 PM »

Here is a tute for floor cushions:

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.





Obviously the pillow is not 60 inches square - it is 60cm square which is about 24". Sorry.

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.

Cheers

Glitterbug

« Last Edit: March 23, 2004 03:12:29 PM by glitterbug » THIS ROCKS   Logged

femmie, artsy, pinko, commie, hippie geek
http://55bisous.typepad.com
flyhunnie7
Offline Offline

Posts: 243
Joined: 13-Jan-2004

too cool for the room


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2004 05:22:39 PM »

very cool. i like the fabric you used.  i made a few of those puppies a while back, but i couldn't be normal and make them a practical color; i had to go bright orange and yellow. i always have to clean them; but theyre still kick ass.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

leftist.feminist.ac tivist.journalist.
glitterbug
Offline Offline

Posts: 124
Joined: 18-Feb-2004

Glitter is in my blood


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2004 02:33:23 PM »

They're not puppies, they're kittens  Wink

GB xx
THIS ROCKS   Logged

femmie, artsy, pinko, commie, hippie geek
http://55bisous.typepad.com
roysie
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2004 10:52:29 PM »

How neat! I was just telling my boyfriend (whose apartment is quite void of furniture) that I'd make some floor pillows so guests would be more comfortable. Thanks for the tutorial. :D
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Meet Dr. Joseph Maroon
Neil Cross Talks About Natural History
Adriana Trigiani Talks About Very Valentine
Mary Elizabeth Williams Talks About Gimme Shelter
Tricks Book Trailer
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fairy Garden
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: 30th Birthday Tattoo
April 17, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.