Have you ever hosted a party at your apartment and ended up not having enough seating? It’s happened to the best of us!
I’m going to share a Do It Yourself for floor cushions; with these you’ll never run out of space for guests! The best news is these cushions aren’t just any cushions, they’re fold, stitch & stuff floor cushions and they’ll only take about an hour and a half to complete.
* 1 yard of fabric
* 2 inexpensive, standard sized bed pillows
* ruler or measuring tape
* 20 inches of Velcro for each pillow
* sewing machine
1. Fold 1 yard of 54″ fabric in half, lengthwise 2. Measure and cut the folded fabric so you have a doubled piece measuring 41″ x 28 1/2″. A standard bed pillow measures 20 x 26 inches and they will be placed side by side inside the cushion cover.
3. With the edges that measure 41″ long, fold each one over 1″ and then another 1″. Pin, press and stitch in place. This forms finished back edges where the Velcro will be centered, pinned and stitched later.
4. Pin and stitch the remaining sides together, leaving a 20″ opening in the center of the ‘hemmed’ side (the side you just folded and stitched). Be sure to reinforce the stitching (backtack) on both sides of the opening so the stitches don’t rip out when you stuff the cushion cover.
5. Now, adjust each corner so that you have a triangular point with the stitched seam right on top and in the center of the point. Pin and stitch across the point two inches from the end of the point. This line of stitching is what forms the mock boxing.
6. Snip off the extra fabric at the corners and turn the cushion right side out.
7. Pin and stitch the top and bottom pieces of the Velcro on the finished edges you prepared in Step 3. Make sure they are placed on inside of the opening.
8. To connect the two bed pillows for your cushion filling, cut along one long seam of each pillow, opeining the side of the pillow form.
9. Next, measure and cut an equal number of 1″ x 4″ fringe on the cut edges of each pillow.
10. Tie the fringe pieces from both pillow tops together and repeat for the pillow bottoms.
11. Now you’re ready to place your new, floor sized pillow insert into the cover.
12. It is perfectly acceptable to fill out each corner with extra stuffing, upholsterers do this all the time.
13. Close the Velcro, get situated, and turn on the tube.
-The pillows don’t necessarily have to be tied together but it will help keep the stuffing even.