Last weekend I was very productive, making outdoor seat cushions with boxed corners for my daughter's seating area. Her boyfriend had originally made the seating area with reclaimed pallets. Outdoor fabric was idea for this project which my daughter sourced online from Just Fabrics...
...I watched a GREAT video on the Sailrite website, as I wanted to cut the fabric for each cushion as a single piece. The 30 minute boxed corner cushion tutorial is a MUST if you're planning to make some simple cushions. There is also a fabric calculator on the website which is absolutely spot on in calculating how much fabric you need, all the cutting measurements inclding seam allowances and even works out the size of the notes you need to cut out for the boxed corners! I used zipper by the metre for these seat covers, which was purchased from Zipper Station - if you order before 3pm, your order is delivered the next day with is fab! Finally, a real game changer is the double sided adhesive fabric tape, a quarter inch wide, which is recommended in the video for basting the zipper tape in place instead of using pins or clips. I'll definitely use that method for inserting zippers in cushions in the future.
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