Saturday 25 May 2024

Make a seat cushion.

Good morning. The sun is shining on this Bank Holiday Saturday. 
Here is a little project I knocked up yesterday. You might like to make something similar. This fleece sweatshirt has seen better days, it is worn out. So why not turn it into something else. 
First wash it, then lay it out flat. Cut off the waistband and the sleeves. 
Then remove the cuffs and open the sleeves out. The neckline was bulky so I cut that off as well. The back and front become the base, then layer the smaller pieces on top. 

Pin it all down and run the machine over it a few times to hold it all together. 

Find a piece of fabric to make the cover. I have lots donated to me from a house clearance. You could use a pillow case, a piece of curtain, or a bed sheet. It needs to be washable. 
Make a pocket and insert the home made wadding. Close up the end. I sew a line with the machine about three inches from the edge. This keeps it in place when in the washing machine. You could do a fancy quilt if you like. 
I have three office chairs which I move about in the living room. Mayze cat has first choice, I utilize the others depending on what I am doing. 

Sometimes I get to relax on the easy chair. 

I have a few of these covers now. Most of them are made from cut up duvet's. They are useful to use on garden seats as well. No need to buy new. 

Anyway. My builders have turned up. Looks like I won't be going far today. No doubt endless cups of tea will be needed, and yes, I have bought some teabags. 

Toodle pip. ilona 


  1. Great sewing project, they look great. Sounds like you are going to have a busy day. Enjoy being a TEA lady🦘🦘

    1. I don't know how to make a good cup of tea, so I just provided everything they needed on a tray. Help yourself.

  2. Debi from Leicester.I love how you make something out of things that some folk would just throw in the bin.I always consider everything that isnt fit for its oringinal purpose and do something else with it.Even if its just down to using it as dish cloths or dusters!Every thing in my house has 2nd/3rd or even 4th lives,lol.xx

    1. Make things last is a good habit to have.

  3. Margie, from southern Ontario, Canada here. How resourceful you are! The chair cushion is perfect! Do you put ties on it to keep it on the chair? I love the pattern.

    1. Hi Margie. I keep it simple, no ties are needed. .


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