My sewing group and I have a wonderful church basement that we get to work in every month. It’s next to the kitchen, it has tons of natural light, and we regularly get 2 large tables EACH to work with. Basically, it’s an ideal work situation with one small problem–the chairs are super low, metal folding chairs that are as hard as rocks. By the end of our long work day, I always have a headache from being ergonomically disadvantaged.
Perhaps you, like me have a place where you sew away from home that has equally bad chairs. But we sew, right?
To make your own tie cushions, you’ll need:
- 4 yards piping
- 14″ zipper
- 1 foam chair cushion, 2″X15″X17″
- 3/4 yard of home decor fabric or other heavy fabric (denim, wool, canvas)
- 1 zipper, 14″ long
- cotton batting to cover the cushion
- muslin to cover the cushion
- spray adhesive
- zipper foot, piping foot (if you have it, if not a zipper foot will work), regular machine foot`
From your fabric, cut:
|Cushion faces||2 pieces||18″X16 1/8″|
|Boxing||1 piece||3 1/8″ X18″|
Click on the first image to start the tutorial slideshow.
You can take these cushions anywhere. Oh how I wish I had had one as a music student in college. Orchestra rehearsals would have been much, much more comfortable. I know mine will go with me to my son’s t-ball games this summer too. Where could you take your cushion?