Friday, October 20, 2017

Cushions for the kitchen

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About 3½ years ago I made a pair of cushions for the kitchen bench. But I wasn’t really smart, because I made them with beautiful cotton whicht was meant to be used for clothes. So after sitting on these practically every day, you can imaging how they are looking now. Time for new ones.

This time I bought fabric which is much sturdier so hopefully they will last a bit longer.

First I finished off the edges with the serger. This fabric is woven so it ravels terribly.

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Next step was to cover cord to make a piping. I cut strips of 1.5 inch (4 cm) and stitched the fabric folded over the cord. I used a zipper foot to stitch as closely to the cord as possible.

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Then everything was ready to put the covers together.

I made a blind zipper on the back.

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The cushions are finished and I’m very happy with them. But the bench does need something extra. So I guess one of my next projects will be to make matching pillows.

Groetjes, Dorien


2 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Love the fabric, they look amazing.

Maxine D said...

Dorien these are beautiful cushions - you really are talented
Blessings
Maxine