Remember when I said to save all those scraps? Even the ones you can’t really do anything with? Well, today is the day I tell you why!
I had plans to make this floor cushion by Living with Punks for a while (these were supposed to be Christmas presents last year), but finally I got around to it this spring. And once I did, I immediately made another one. They are so fun!
For my version, I ended up making it even bigger than the tutorial since I wanted to use up most of my one yard of the upholstery fabric that I had purchased. This fabric is nice. It’s one of those times where I really wanted something fun for the kids’ rooms and knew I would need to pay a bit more to get something unique and really cute. Both fabrics were about $10/yard, and I purchased a yard of each.
Not only does it match their rooms, but they both look awesome side by side in our reading nook.
My secret? I filled half of them with fiberfill (that I scored at a garage sale for FREE! The lady felt bad charging me 50 cents, so she just let me have it. Thank you!) and the rest is knit scraps from all my projects. They are a bit heavy, but that might have to do with the fact that I made them quite a bit bigger and didn’t cut my fabric scraps as small as I should have. There will be a third pillow for Lioness at some point, and I plan on cutting up the scraps really well. In fact, as I finish projects, I already cut up the scraps and pile them in a bag. Then when I get ready to make her pillow, all the stuffing will be ready to go!
Here’s the breakdown:
Also be sure to check out these other two versions:
Thanks again Maegen for having me sew along with Free Pattern Friday! Be sure to stop by Mae & K to follow along each week – and link up your projects.