Introduction: Funky Floor Cushion

I love these floor cushions. So nice to make and great for bums or feet.

Step 1: Design

Decide on size and design. I made this one to fit under a chair. Draw a paper patern the size you want and add 1/2 " all the way round. For the base:  Fold patern in half. Place on fabric that has been doubled over. Cut round adding another 1/2 " just to the straight edge. Join back together using zipper or velcro.
Unfold pattern and measure all the way round. Cut a piece of fabric this long adding 1 " , and to the depth you want your cushion to be. Join 2 short edges so it is one continuous piece.   For the top; fold patern into as many sections as you want. Cut one out. Use this to cut the fabric pieces in the colours you chose and add 1/4" to each long side.    Join all the sections together starting each one from the outer curve edge.

Step 2: Add Edge

If you want a trim, place this 1/2" from edge of the top piece and tack in place. Then place long side section face down so trim is sandwhiched between the top and the side. Using a zipper foot machine together making sure you stitch the trim.  Next pin the base section to the other edge of the side piece, machine. Turn through

Step 3: Fill

Fill your cusion with old clothes. Mine took a whole bin bag full, great recycling and also makes it heavy so is solid on the floor. You could of cause use hollow fibre or bean bag filler.  


owlplaylist made it!(author)2013-07-28


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