Monday, August 5, 2013

Circle Floor Cushions

Sad to say that I started these floor pillows when Emily was 1 (2006). I made the yellow one in 2006then in 2009 I made the pink one. Then that's it. I had intended to make more using the other colors from this fairy fabric I have had since the early 90's but ....
Well I finally made them all! I'm not in love with this fabric anymore and would have chosen something else but I wanted them all to match the ones I had started so long ago.
*when I asked Ava what does E stand for she said Shirt. And Handle starts with B. So happy she starts kindergarten in the fall:)  I had to ask Ava these questions away from Emily or she would have corrected her and then had an argument and Ava would be in tears insisting that E stands for Shirt!
The pattern is an old one. Very old. It's Vogue 7567. But here is a free tutorial.
I ironed Pellon, 1-sided fusible fleece (the link shows it in a package but I bought it off the roll) to all the pieces after they were cut out to make it more durable (all 5 of the cushions were made like this). I used packaged piping and heavy duty make-you-own zippers.. There is a handle and in the picture below is a little square I added over each zipper. This was because at the time Emily liked to unzip everything and yank out whatever was in there. I also used large square (30"x30""??)  pillows to "stuff" the cushions with. This was much easier and more economical than making a muslin lining and stuff it with stuffing then sewing it closed then stuffing it in the cushion like the pattern suggested. I bought big huge square ones from Ikea. If the pillow is rigid then the square won't work in a round cushion. I bought the feather ones that are really squishy.
*wee bit embarrassed over the wonky square below but not enough to take out the photo.
Done! So happy to check that off my to-do list. And to use up some of that fabric but I still have sooooo much left!

10 comments:

Corinnea said...

They look great! Kuddos for seeing them through because even though you may not like the fabric as much anymore, they are fun and the girls will love using them I'm sure!

Funny Ava!

Anonymous said...

JennyBean LOVES them ALLLLLLLLL!!!!

Adrienne said...

They're great! Even if you're not in love with the fabric anymore, I think it's perfect for a pair of little girls. And serious kudos for finishing the project!!

Venus-Suburbia Soup said...

Wow, this was a huge project... congrats for finishing! I love it!

Kelly's Korner said...

I was seriously JUST thinking about these cushions. For real. I think I saw some on Pinterest and thought "Didn't Jennifer make some of those ages ago?" Indeed you did! I still like them! And the cover for the zipper is a good idea even if you don't have a kid who pulls the stuffing out. :)

Jocelyn Clarin Richards said...

The pillows are beautiful! Is the fabric from your Yardage City days? Is this Ruth from Mayjah Cen-tah? 😄(Didn't you have a co-worker at another location who cracked you up whenever she answered the phone because she had a super strong Jersey accent?)

Daisy Rogers said...

That is really outstanding. Your floor cushions are really looks superb and the colour are another plus point of its decoration.

Katelyn R. said...

Yay! you finally finished them! I came in on the knowledge of you making them in 2007... I really love them all stacked up. It's like a beautiful fairy rainbow!

jules said...

YSFT!

Jessica said...

Those are super fun! I really love seeing pictures of your house it is so happy!

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