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« 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.



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« 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.

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

They're not puppies, they're kittens  Wink

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« 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

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