This DIY is another fairly simple one to make. These floor cushions are great for kiddos to use on movie night or when you are playing card games around the coffee table. They are nice for additional seating without breaking the bank.
You will need:
- 1 1/3 yards of duck or upholstery fabric (I bought 2/3 in the floral and 2/3 in a solid for the bottom piece)
- cushion pad (I used 2 packs of the twin size bed cushion from Walmart)
- 22″ zipper
First, cut out two panels that are 22″ X 22″…or if youare using a pre-cut seat cushion, then cut it one inch wider than it says on the package. For my pillow, I made the bottom a darker solid color that coordinates with the fabric just so it would hide any dirt or dog hair it might acquire.
Next, cut out 4 panels that are 22″ long and the thickness you want your cushion to be. I chose to do 9″ thick, which is quite thick. These are your side panels.
Next, cut one of these side panels in half long ways. This is where you will place your zipper. Once you have cut it, pin your zipper to one of the panels (right side up) where you made your cut, with the zipper facing down – as shown in the photo. Using a zipper foot, sew a 1/4 inch seam. Repeat this on the other side, making sure that the fabric lines up evenly, as shown in the 3rd photo below.
Next, pin the side panels to the top piece of your fabric.
When you have them all on, it will look like this:
Then, pin one of the side panels to your bottom piece and repeat the above process. Once you have all of this done, the corners of your cushion will need to be sewn together. Do that then when you are finished, flip your pillow inside out through the opened zipper. Fill it up with your cushion. I had to cut my bed cushion 21″ X 21″ and stacked them up to make it thick enough to fill up my pillow. I really wanted it to be cushiony and not feel the floor through the bottom. Success!!!