Hi! Happy Tuesday. I put this cushion DIY off for as long as I possibly could until it was crunch time. We were having a big group of people over a week later and I didn’t want them to have to sit on the hard-wooden bench (DIY HERE) so I sucked it up and started to figure it out. Here’s the thing… I’m not a sewer. My mom, who is great at sewing, has been meaning to teach me but never got around to it. The only thing I’d ever sewn was this raggedy curtain for our laundry room and that even makes me cringe now. Sewing something like a CUSHION of all things was absolutely terrifying to me. On the bright side though… At least it wasn’t something I’d have to wear…
I’m not even going to go through the trouble of explaining this process to you all because I didn’t reinvent the wheel here. I mainly just compiled a couple of different methods I had found and made it work. Furthermore, since it’s a lot of words and a bit complicated to explain in writing, I compiled my Instagram story videos so they should hopefully be more helpful than me writing out every step. If not, feel free to ask me questions!! Since these are my Instagram stories the quality isn’t good, just FYI. I’m no videographer over here… But hey! If it helps even one of you that’s worth it to me.
I messed up quite a bit but is that really a surprise? Like I said, I had never really sewn anything before! I even had to start completely over!! My hope is that this project encourages you all to step out of your comfort zone and TRY SOMETHING NEW! Even as much as it might terrify you. You’re going to make mistakes. That’s inevitable! But it’ll be okay! Now I won’t dread the thought of sewing something else. In fact, I plan on using our old shower curtain to make a new curtain in the laundry room now that I’ve gained a bit of confidence with the sewing machine. It might not be perfect but at least it’ll be better, right?
Notes for the video (I would take out all of the videos up to this point but I say some important stuff at the beginning) –
THIS is the basic tutorial I used to create the cushion. I just didn’t do the zipper part.
THIS is the tutorial I used to create the french mattress look. The main difference is that I used this yarn instead of thread.
THIS is the video I used to teach myself how to do a slip stitch to hand sew the last side of the cover once the cushion was in.
Let me know if you have any questions. As always, thank you so much for the support!
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