ENTRY CLOSET MAKEOVER
PART 2: THE SOFT STUFF
Our finished built in entry bench obviously has a cushion and loads of pillows (duh!). And if Will is figuring out how to make it as he goes without enlisting help then so am I (competative much?) Guess what... I'm not an expert sewer! That is Rebekah! I sew pillows and the occassional curtain panel. Squares and rectanges... very straight forward, and both of those need not be perfect to look perfect. A cushion cover on the other hand must be perfect to look perfect. Your measurements and cuts must be exact in size and exactly square. YIKES! Hard for a self proclaimed "non-perfectionist".
|Perfectly Portable Cushion Tutorial|
The only step I modified was not adding the handles since I didnt need my cushion to be portable. I honestly can't say enough good things not only about this tutorial but also about the entire Sew, Mama, Sew! empire. Have you ever ordered fabric from them? Great customer service, prices and turn around time. Sign up for their emails and coupons come through frequently. I'm a fan (can ya tell?)
For my foam insert I went to the Foam and Fabric Outlet in Fletcher, NC. They cut me a perfect 53" x 22" x 3" insert and it only cost $22 which I thought was great!
So, just yesterday I said I would reveal tomorrow but, imagine this, we've had a change of plans. I simply cannot find baskets I like so I am heading down to visit my sister in Charlotte tomorrow and we are going to hit the Pottery Barn Outlet, Ikea, the worlds largest TJ Maxx,
and the bar. If I can't find what I need between all those places then I just need to give up. I will find them though!
Here is a sneak peak of how it's coming along. I ADORE it!!!
|Check out the piping! I did that!|
|My lovely "gusset". I learned that word in her awesome tutorial as well as how to do that perfectly hidden zipper.|