Here is an easy 30-minute sewing project. A boxed corner seat cushion. I have a fun chair in my sewing and craft room, but it hurts my bum after sitting on it for a while. Today I made a cushion for the chair. Easy peasy!
For those of you that already know how to sew, you should be familiar with the supplies you will need.
Scissors,[easyazon_link identifier=”B000JQM1DE” locale=”US” tag=”ajreeves512-20″]sewing machine[/easyazon_link], thread(color matched to your material), ruler or measuring straight edge, fabric, [easyazon_link identifier=”B00TH2E3PA” locale=”US” tag=”ajreeves512-20″]poly fil[/easyazon_link] needle, and thread. The amount of fabric you will need is dependent on how big a seat cushion you want to make.
My cushion measures 16″X16″ square. I added 1/4″ extra for seam allowances. So, 16 1/4″ X 16 1/4″ square. You can pin right sides of the fabric together or just hold it with your fingers. I also love my [easyazon_link identifier=”B0182WFT2G” locale=”US” tag=”ajreeves512-20″]magic clips[/easyazon_link].
You will sew all the way around three sides of the square. On the fourth side, sew about 5″ from the corner and stop. Leave a gap of about 6″ to put the poly-fil through. Then sew from the other corner about 5″ to the edge of your opening. Ex. (sew______ open sew______).
Now you will “box” the corners. Choose one corner to start the process. Pull the fabric apart near the corner so that you have the seam allowance on top and bottom. See the picture. You will sew across this corner about 1.5″ from the point. Do this for all four corners.
When the corners are all boxed, you can trim the seam allowance.
I left my seam allowance intact this time. Turn your fabric right side out now. Use small balls of poly-fil to fill your cushion. Poke it way back into the corners first, then fill in the middle. Keep adding poly-fil until you are satisfied with the size.
Now you are ready to close the opening. You can use your sewing machine but I just do it by hand. The stitch to use is called a hidden stitch or a ladder stitch. A tutorial can be found on Youtube.com. Search for Cheri Paxton, how to make an invisible stitch. Or just use a small slip stitch in the same color as your material.
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