My mother made the Pie a cushion a few years ago out of a lovely soft brown corduroy, and he uses it to prop himself up whenever he’s reading in bed. My mother DID NOT make me a cushion, so you can see who the favourite is right there.
She did, however, give me this utterly fantastic fabric remnant as part of my birthday present. Isn’t it ridiculously awesome?
I wanted a bed cushion of my own, and I thought this fabric would do the trick. It’s almost exactly the right size, after all.
And if I just overlap the back part, like so, then I won’t need to add any fasteners. And using the selvages as my open edges means that I don’t have to hem anything either. I love selvage.
After cutting the fabric to fit more closely on the sides, I pinned it in place on top of my cushion to line everything up. I then removed the cushion and added some more pins to keep things in place.
A simple seam, reinforced, will do the trick.
Then you turn it right side out again.
And add another seam, just for security.
And then you stuff the cushion back in. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. The whole thing took about fifteen minutes.
The pillow of course clashes horribly with our wedding quilt but I don’t really care. I now have my own cushion, and it’s bigger than his. Nyah, nyah, nyah.
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Ooohhh . . . so pretty! I love your fabric! 🙂
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Great job, I’d rather have yours than The Pie’s. You got the best deal.
Yay, just as I was wondering how the heck to make some new cushion covers with my borrowed machine, up came your blog as the answer, thank you!
Glad I could help, thanks!