When I spotted the Decor Steals Feedsack Fabric sale, I instantly knew what I would do with them. Despite my amateur sewing skills, I was determined to make a cushion top for our entryway bench as well as an easier project for some stools, and I think I did a pretty good job, all things considered.
Now, because I’m not sewing expert by any means, this will not be a tutorial–I’d hate to steer someone down the wrong path. So I’ll just say what I did (and I know there are much better ways of stitching a nicer one with piping and all), and show the results.
I used a pretty thin foam about 1.5 inches thick (only kind I had laying around) but this would make a much fuller cushion with a 3-inch foam top. First I measured the bench top, then cut the foam to those dimensions. Next I folded my feedsack fabric (inside out) around the foam, left about 1/2 an inch allowance, then pinned the longest side as well as one of the ends (leaving one side open–like a pillow case).
Once pinned, I carefully pulled the foam out of the fabric case and used my Singer Patchwork machine to sew the two pinned sides. Once that was done, I turned the fabric outside in then stuffed the foam back in.
Now I was left with one open side, and since I have no zippers (nor have I sewn zippers on anything yet) I had to stitch the open side with the foam in…and no, it wasn’t perfect but hey, what is? 🙂
She doesn’t look too bad at all and I love the farmhouse look it adds to the space.
I bought the Beige With Tan Stripes option, but I also loved the Tan with Cream Stripes one as well and will be on the lookout for those again:
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The easier project was covering my kitchen stools with the feedsack. All this involved was cutting a template of the stool top (leaving enough allowance to pull the fabric under the stool). Using the template, I cut the fabric and stapled it to the underside of the wood stool and voila!
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