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How To Make a Quick and Easy Box Cushion

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Published on Apr 25, 2016

You can quickly and easily make box cushions following this DIY tutorial. There is no faster way to make a cushion cover and still get gorgeous results. Follow this 7 step process and you too will be making cushions in less than 60 minutes each.

Order supplies and tools from: http://www.sailrite.com

How To Make a Quick and Easy Box Cushion Chapters:
Measuring & Cutting Foam – 1:00 min
Cutting Bottom Plate – 2:39 min
Sewing Zipper to Bottom Plate – 5:14 min
Cutting Top Plate with Facing – 9:04 min
Sewing Assembly Together – 14:05 min
Inserting Foam – 17:21 min
Materials List – 19:11 min

Materials List:
• High Density Polyurethane Foam from Sailrite we used (Firm) 3" x 24" x 82" - Item # 120195
http://www.sailrite.com/Foam-and-Pill...
• Cushion Underlining Beige 54" - Item # 103934
http://www.sailrite.com/search?keywor...
• YKK Zipper #5 Coil Continuous White - Item # 104387
http://www.sailrite.com/Notions/Zippe...
• Seamstick 1/4" Basting Tape for Canvas - Item # 104167
http://www.sailrite.com/Seamstick-1-4...
• YKK Zipper Slider #5 Coil White Metal Single Lock Pull - Item # 104356
http://www.sailrite.com/Notions/Zippe...
• Thread V-69 Nylon (indoor application) or V-69 Polyester (outdoor application) from Sailrite
http://www.sailrite.com/Notions/Threa...
• Décor & Upholstery Fabric from Sailrite we used Geobella Darcy Peacock 54" Fabric - Item # 3032503
http://www.sailrite.com/Fabrics/Home-...

Tools List:
Acu-Cutter 350 Foam Cutter with 8" Blades - Item # 100157 or Electric Kitchen Knife
Clear Acrylic Ruler 6" x 24" - Item # 102400
Self-Healing Rotary Cutting Mat 24" x 36" - Item # 120257
Comfort Grip Rotary Cutter 60mm - Item # 9655
Sailrite Ultrafeed LS-1 PLUS Walking Foot Sewing Machine - Item # 300502
Gingher Scissors Right Handed - Item # 19104
Fabric Marking Pencil White - Item # 101026
Sailrite Deluxe 5 1/2" Magnetic Sewing Guide - Item # 103597
Tape Measure, Straight Edge, Marker, Pencil

Order supplies and tools from: http://www.sailrite.com

7 Steps to A Quick & Easy Box Cushion:

Step 1 - Cut Foam to Size
Cut your foam to the desired size of your finished cushion plus 1/4” on all sides.

Step 2 - Cut Bottom Plate to Size
Lay out the fabric for your cushion bottom. Set the foam on top of it and trace around the perimeter. Then draw a line 1/4” in from your traced line. Cut out your plate along the inner line.

Step 3 - Sew Zipper to Bottom Plate
Cut your zipper to the length of cushion plus a few inches. Install the zipper slider. Then, baste the zipper in place across the center of the underside of the bottom plate with the zipper facing down. Sew the zipper in place.

Step 4 -Cut Top Plate to Size
On the wrong side of your top, decorative fabric, trace around the perimeter of your foam. Strike a line using the thickness of the foam minus 1/4” as the distance out from the traced line. This outer line will be your cut line.

Step 5 - Creating Facing from Top Plate
Extend the inner line on your fabric out past the cut line. This will form a square at each corner. Cut out your fabric along the cut line and then cut out the traced square at each corner. Flip the fabric over right-side up and baste the corners together. Sew the corners together using a 3/8” seam allowance.

Step 6 - Sew the Plates Together
Use basting tape to baste together the bottom and the top plates with the right sides facing in. Be sure to use match up marks to line up the center of each side on both plates. Sew the plates together using a 3/8” seam allowance.

Step 7 - Insert Foam in Cushion Cover
Open the zipper and turn the cover right side out. Insert the foam. Be sure to work the foam into the corners and edges so everything looks nice.

Order supplies and tools from: http://www.sailrite.com

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