I’ve been needing a floor cushion for a while, but didn’t really want to spend out on a premade one. So spotting a 22″ polyester cushion pad at Shaws Direct for just £1.25, I bought a metre of purple polycotton to go with it, and set about making my own!
It’s a simple design – plain on the top, with an envelope style closure at the back (like a pillowcase). That means there’s no lumpy zips or buttons when you sit on the cushion.
I did have to piece the back, as I was originally aiming on using an 18″ cushion, but they only had 16″ or 22″ in stock. However, as it’s on the underneath of the cover, you wouldn’t know it was pieced from the top.
All the seams were stitched as French Seams (including the piecing) to hopefully ensure it’ll stand up to a lot of use, and also that no stray raw edges have any chance of fraying in the wash.
So, for £4.24 (I already had some matching thread left over from making my sun hat), I have a practical floor cushion that is the perfect colour to match the purple and silver theme of the room. Much better (and more comfortable to sit on) than some of the ones I’d spotted as premade cushions!