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Seat Cushion From Reclaimed Insulation From a Medicine Cooler Box

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Claiming Seat Cushions from Insulation

It seemed such a waste to throw away these nice plastic covered pieces of insulation. My hubby was using the plain plastic insulation to sit on, on the bench on the porch. Well. I decided to use some remnants from a previous project, merge the two and use the combined works for seat cushions, which worked out very well.

medicine shipping box

medicine shipping box

lined with insulation

lined with insulation

pull out wide piece

pull out wide piece

get out sewing machine

get out sewing machine

Insulation

The insulation comes in these boxes. The insulation is used to keep my hubby's shot cold. It is effective.

Now, we have a few of these wide pieces sitting around. My hubby uses them in his shop to kneel on, and one he uses on the porch to sit on.

Now is my chance to make a cover for the one he uses on the porch, so it dresses up the porch a bit. Win/win.

Sewing Machine - Thread - Material - Pins - Scissors - Tape

It didn't take much.

First I measured the material and decided that if I doubled it, I could reach both ends of the insulation, so I cut a piece to fit. My plan was to make a pillowcase type cover, turn it inside out, and stuff the insulation piece into it, and topstitch the end shut.

I used a scissors to cut the piece to the right width. I sewed the two long sides together, right sides together.

Then, I put my hand inside, and pulled the inside to the outside. So, the right side of the fabric was now on the outside. Then, I taped two pieces of insulation together, and inserted them into the sewed piece of material.

Then, I pinned and top stitched the end shut, and voila, seat cushion.

I

fold material face to face

fold material face to face

measure width

measure width

sew edges shut, leave one end open

sew edges shut, leave one end open

stitch twice

stitch twice

pull inside out and slide insulation into material

pull inside out and slide insulation into material

Fold under and pin ends together

Fold under and pin ends together

Top stitch ends shut

Top stitch ends shut

pull pines out after sewing shut

pull pines out after sewing shut

admire cushion

admire cushion

place on bench

place on bench

Comments

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on November 11, 2020:

Thanks, Louise Powles, for your comment.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on November 11, 2020:

That's come out really well, I like it. It's always good when you can make things to save throwing them out.