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Tutorial: Land of Nod inspired Floor Cushion
After browsing page after page of Land~of~Nod and Pottery Barn Kids for years, I've decided to take the bull by the horns and make my own stuff!

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  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started first by drawing my own 17" diameter circle. I had searched the Internet for a template to just print out, but couldn't find. Thankfully, for some unknown reason, I had a thingamajig compass in my craft storage. So, I reverted back to 5th grade and figured out how to make a nice round 17" circle! It was super easy...you can too!

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, cut out all your pieces.

    You will need:
    2 of the 17" circles (top and bottom)
    1 piece cut at 9"x51.5" (side) **you will have to piece this together if your fabric is 45"**
    2 pieces cut at 3" x 12" (handle)

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Begin by pinning your bias tape directly on to one of the circles, making sure to line up raw edges

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    When you get to the end, overlap pieces and bend them at an angle

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using a contrasting thread, stitch right on top of the stitching that is on your pre-made piping. Make sure to use a contrasting thread that is easy to see on the wrong side of your fabric (this will make sense later).
    Sew both circles this way

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now lets work on the handle. Lay the piping on the right side of either lengthwise side and pin in place, matching raw edges. Sew in place.

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the other handle piece on top and using your previous stitching as a guide (this is where the contrasting thread comes in handy), stitch the two pieces together on the sides only, leaving about 1/4" from the sides free so it is easy to fold under once you turn right side out.
    DO NOT STITCH THE ENDS CLOSED!

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn the handle right side out and fold in the small ends, iron if needed. Edge stitch in coordinating thread on the small ends to close

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 9
    Step 9

    So this is what you should have so far! Pretty!
    Now lets move on:

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Take your large side piece and pin it carefully to one of the circles,
    right sides together and matching raw edges.
    Make sure to leave about 1" free on the end. Do not pull too hard, and make sure to compensate for the curve of the circle

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pin all the way around until you come to the other end.
    You will see that your two pieces will come together nicely.

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pin the width-wise seam together and sew a 1/2" seam. Once that is sewn, finish pinning the rest down to the circle

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now, again using your previous stitching from when you sewed on the bias tape, stitch right on top to sew the two pieces together

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 14
    Step 14

    Turn right side out and position where you want your handle. I just centered it on one side and pinned into place. Make sure to leave some slack in the middle so its easy to carry.

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 15
    Step 15

    Double stitch around for reinforcement and stitch an X for extra strength

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 16
    Step 16

    Turn wrong side out again and pin the other circle just like the other one. This time leave an opening wide enough to turn and stuff with fiberfill. Stitch in place, again, using the contrasting stitching as a guide

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 17
    Step 17

    Turn right side out and fill with fiberfill.

  • How to make a seat pad. Floor Cushion - Step 18
    Step 18

    Hand stitch closed and you're DONE!!

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Do you do the blog of LivingWithPunks? I think I recognise some of your projects! Happy
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