I'm Kendra and I'm visiting from The Good Life, where I blog about my Goodwill treasures, fashion finds, diy projects, and tutorials.
I'm so happy to be here today!
I love Johnny in a Dress and I'm excited for Natalie and her new baby!
Babies are such a wonderful blessing and I know she is treasuring this time!
Today, I'm going to share with you a tutorial for a floor cushion!
When I saw the original tutorial, I knew that it was a "must make" for my nursery. So, I headed to my trusty fabric stash and picked this yummy turquoise. This stack of fabric that was headed to Goodwill has come in so handy!
My mom helped me make this project! Actually, it was more like 70/30 and she was the 70. : )
We cut out two 22" circles and the rectangular part that we used for the sides of the cushion. The original tutorial made the circles 17", so we just sized up. We also made it taller (about 20", instead of 9"). I hope my instructions aren't too confusing, but there are super clear instructions (and all the measurements) on the original tutorial here.
I pinned the piping to the edge of the circles (fabric should be right-side-up). This project took about 5 yards of piping.
Then, my mom stitched the piping down. It's much easier if you use a zipper foot on your machine.
I pinned the rectangular piece of fabric to one of the circles, right sides together...
...and my mom sewed it. I was on pinning duty, she was on sewing duty. We make a great team.
We did the same thing to the other side, but left a 6"-8" opening to stuff our poof. Then, we turned it right-side-out and started stuffing.
Poly-fill is super expensive, so I bought these pillows from Wal-mart for $3.50 a piece and re-used the poly-fill that was inside. I needed 4 pillows (Since I made my poof taller, you may need less.), but it was still cheaper to buy the pillows than the stuffing. Just a tip. : )
We stuffed the poof pretty tight, because we knew that it would eventually get packed down, etc.
Then, I just hand-stitched the opening. And...I'm not going to show you a picture of that because, apparently, hand-stitching is not my thing. : )
Perfect for sitting, foot propping, baby standing, and my mom even suggested using it as a photo prop. Good idea!
Enjoying the Good Life,