Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Team Colors Seat Cushion

Come Tailgate With Us!


My project is a cushion with handles for carrying ease! This cushion would be useful in those uncomfortable stadium seats, on the bleachers, or on the back of a pick-up truck.

Below, I'll give you the links to the other 8 blog posts!

The team colors shown in this tutorial do not reflect Bob's favorite team, but this is the fabric that I had on hand. Stacy from Stacy Sews and Schools would probably love tohave this cushion to match her DIY Lap Rug or any of her other Steelers projects.

I originally planned for this cushion to be kind of hard, or stiff. I wanted it to at least be fully stuffed. I still may go back and resew some of the inside seams to make the cover tighter. However, by leaving it the way it is, it serves as a cushion and a pillow.

I didn't have to buy any of the materials for this cushion. I didn't use much fabric at all and I used an old pillow for the inside filling. I already had the ribbon from a prior project.

Materials:

1 old pillow

2 square pieces of fabric approximately 17" x 17"

4 pieces of fabric approximately 4 1/2" x 17" (you can make these thinner or thicker, depending on how thick you want the cushion)

Ribbon, or something like it for the handles

I started by cutting the pillow to a square size. I kept the remainder to make a small, decorative neck roll pillow. I washed this pillow before starting...you can't tell. Good thing I'm covering it up.



I then cut the pieces of fabric to the dimensions described above.



On one of the yellow pieces (side piece) I pinned an X of ribbon to create the handles. When I sew it together, the ribbon will get sewn into place.



I started sewing the yellow pieces to one of the black pieces. Basically the sides to the top piece, making sure to sew the right sides together.



Then I sewed the bottom piece onto the side pieces, making sure to keep the right sides together. I made sure to leave a hole in one section so I can get the pillow inside.


Then I sewed the corners shut.


Here it is before I put the cushion inside.


I slipped the cushion inside then carefully sewed the open seam together. This can be done one of two ways, you can use the machine, and have a noticeable seam, or you can hand sew it and maybe hide it a little better. I opted for the machine. I mean, you're going to sit on it; it doesn't really matter.



And here's the handy handle:



And the finished pillow:


Now for the other bloggers!

Karen at Baking in a Tornado has created a Glazed Kielbasa Sandwich; A recipe for Kielbasa and vegetables marinated, skewered, grilled and served on a roll.



Stacy at Stacy Sews and Schools has made Team Color Earmuffs; Sewn fleece headband/earmuff thingies in her favorite team colors.


Robin at Someone Else's Genius will be giving us an inside look at college football with her review of The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football.



Diane at Canning and Cooking at Home will be giving us a recipe for Spicy Mustard Relish; using up all your green garden tomatoes into a wonderful relish.


Shellybean at Follow Me Home has made Busy Bags; a step-by-step tutorial on making "to-do" bags for kids.



Lydia at Cluttered Genius has made an Easy DIY Upcycled Team Garland. Make a garland for your tailgate or mantel out of products you already have in your house!



Melissa at Home on Deranged is posting about Technology and Tailgating; use technology and cool gadgets to ensure you are master of tailgating time!



Shawn at Literary Litter has made a Snapcap, a crocheted hat to keep you warm and let everyone know what's on your mind.

12 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! The colors are PERFECT! LOL
    There are so many uses for it, too!!!!

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  2. I kinda figured you would like the color choice, lol! Thank you!

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  3. You're right, those ARE Stacy's colors! Haha! Love the cushion and the ribbon makes for such pretty handles. I want to make one of these for my office chair :) In Michigan colors, of course :)

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  4. Love this!!! so many great uses for it :) Diane

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  5. I had to hide this one so that my son wouldn't steal it. He said it looked really comfy. He already stole my store bought gel cushion.

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  6. I can't believe I'm saying this but with all of the pictures I actually am convinced I could do this. Pinning it!

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  7. What I wouldn't have given to have one of these at the 100s of football games I covered in my reporting days. Whether it's hot or cold, having a seat cushion makes a huge difference! Thanks for the tutorial. Pinning!

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  8. If only I could sew! Little League would be much nicer. Love the project, although it'd be better in green and yellow. ;)

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  9. It really is simple! Let me know if you make one :)

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  10. Bob would think Red and Yellow. He actually looked kinda sad when I couldn't find the right color.

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