Friday, April 5, 2013
This week I made a couple of floor cushions with some of my favorite Anna Maria Horner fabrics. My mom had saved the thick cushions from a sofa she was getting rid of and thought I might be able to use them...uh, yeah! Foam padding is expensive!
One little hiccup in the process was that I ran out of piping. I had bought the cream twill piping when it was on sale years ago, so I knew it wouldn't be easy finding a match. I couldn't find anything close ready-made, so I had to make my own.
I used the instructions here at Whipstitch to make the long continuous bias strip.
From a half yard of fabric I was able to make over 10 yards of piping! A pretty good match, don't ya think? :)
I made a zipper closure, which turned out to be much easier than I thought. And it makes for a neat and professional looking finish. (of course, it would've been better if I got it centered. lol)
I'm using them downstairs in the family room.
The lighting is terrible down there so the photos aren't that great, but you get the idea. :)
Well, that was my sewing for the week. Its finally starting to warm up and feel like spring around here, so I'm heading out to play in the yard. Have a great weekend, everyone!