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How hard is it. I watched a video on You tube. It told you and showed you how to do it? Is it harder than it looks? I have sewed before, but simple things. I want to make two cushions for my Lifeguard stand!! LOL My dh built it Smile
The Stand is all for fun around our pool when we have parties. Which will happen in a few weeks.
Can I do this???

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Posts: 4748 | Location: Southern California | Registered: Oct 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes, you can. The hardest part IMHO is getting the corners to line up. Make sure that you have each corner lined up with the one that will be above or below it.

If you make a cut in the edge of the piping as you turn the corner while sewing, it makes it much easier. I am referring to the flat part of the piping that extends beyond the corded part and is the part that is actually getting sewn to the cushion.

Also, remember the old adage "measure twice, cut once." LOL

Good luck,
Candy
 
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If I can make one, I'm sure you can too. With dial-up you tube is out of my watching. I put a zipper in mine along the back as the cushion was for my granddaughter to sit on while she eats on the built in bench. The zipper was for cushions and came from Home Sew. I used my quilting 6" square to cut the corners evenly, about 21/2" for a 4" cushion if I remember correctly using a 1/2 in seam. Didn't do the cording/piping though. I also zigzagged the material first.

piney
 
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Thanks for the replies Ladies. Uuugg I'm just not sure I can do it or want too. My dh says he will help me do it, he doesn't think it's hard...haha.
I told him I want to just wrap the fabric around the cushion like I'm wrapping a present. LOL
He goes your kidding right, I'm not!!! lol

I wonder too how much it would cost to have someone make them for me.
 
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If you are putting cording in the box cushions remember that cording (and the fabric that covers it) will wear first.

If I were making these cushions, I would make the siding pieces first. One strip to go around the front and the two sides. For the back I would cut the fabric into two long pieces so that the zipper can be inserted first (before adding to long piece for sides/front and also the top bottom pieces.) Join the two longer back pieces with the zipper and then join the ends to the long front/sides piece. If using cording add it to the sides/front/back piece before adding the top/bottom pieces of fabric. Do clip the seams left in the cording (you can do it all along or as you sew the cording on and reach the corners.)

It sounds more difficult than it is.

Instead of removable cushions wouldn't it be easier to upholster the spaces you want cushions for? Even if you had to replace upholstery every year or so?
 
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LOS, I don't understand your last paragraph, can you explain. Sorry I'm not sure what you meant. Thanks
 
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For use around the pool, wrapping the foam is a good idea. The material can be easily replaced if it m i l d e w s. Stores like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and BJ's also have box cushions for good prices if you can find size. I would look now because summer stuff is already on clearance.
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by lilsophie:

I wonder too how much it would cost to have someone make them for me.[/QUOTE

Maybe not as expensive as you think. Ask around and see if any of your friends or neighbors know a seamstress. My upholstery workroom charges about $50 per cushion which is probably more than you want to spend. However, if you know someone who sews as a hobby, they might be willing to do it for less.
 
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If it were me? I would just purchase a couple of throw-able boat cushions/life preservers. They are vinyl/canvas and made to get wet, cushy for seating, and serve an important function as a life preserver at the pool. Bet if you advertised on Craig's List under wanted...some would show up.
 
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Thank for the replies everyone they have been very helpful and got me thinking.

Conrad, great idea!!!!!
 
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I took my fabric to the upholster shop to have the two cushions made. I can't wait to see them, hope they turn out nice. The price wasn't too bad either.

Here's a pic of fabric for the lifeguard stand cushions!!

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my pictures
 
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Make sure they are sewn with UV thread if you are using them outside.
 
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Originally posted by Meischa:
Make sure they are sewn with UV thread if you are using them outside.


Thanks for the advise Meischa. I will bring them inside for storage when not in use. Or cover them.
 
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