Simple Sew: Box Cushion Cover

October 23rd, 2012

A few months ago I imagined for the window seat project a piped cushion cover with a zipper enclosure.  When I finally took the time to tackle this project, I realized I just didn’t have the desire (or maybe the energy?) to make something fancy when something simpler would do just fine.

The only thing I really cared about for this window seat cushion was 1) straight clean seams in the front and 2) a cover that could be removed for washing since this study is a kid space.  I settled on a simple knife edge box cushion cover, one without any piping or even a zipper.   This one’s stitched in just a few obvious places, and kept together with velcro in the back!

window seat box cushion cover

 

Since I wasn’t doing piping and just a straight edge in the front, I was able to save money by not having to buy extra fabric for the piping (welt cord requires extra fabric cut on the bias so it curves around corners easily).

Instead I bought 3 ½ yards of green outdoor canvas fabric for $9 a yard to cover the length of the window seat and a piece of 24” x 2” foam as long as my window seat to fill the cover.  And a package of velcro strip.

box cushion supplies

 

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The Vintage Pearl Giveaway

October 23rd, 2012

Hi everyone, great news!  The keepsake holiday ornaments have arrived over at The Vintage Pearl and they are so beautiful!  In honor of their arrival, it’s time for a giveaway.  The Vintage Pearl is a wonderful source for personalized stamped sterling silver jewelry and keepsakes.  The shop offers necklaces, bracelets, earrings, including choices for men too.

vintage pearl jewelry and keepsakes

Up for grabs this week are two $75 gift cards to The Vintage Pearl, just in time for ordering for Christmas! 

Eligibility to win one of two $75 gift cards to The Vintage Pearl:

1) Hop on over to The Vintage Pearl and pick a favorite piece, then name your choice in a comment.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter and leave a comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Saturday October 27, 2012 at 8 p.m. PST – two winners chosen at random.  US and Canada only.  By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

Winners:  #208 Pamela at Pink Hammers and #561 Heidi Caminiti

both winners notified by email!

 

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