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.
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.
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.