Step-by-Step Upholstered Cushion for Everywhere in Your Home

created on: 04/02/08

Kitchen chairs, bar stools, porch furniture, patio furniture, window seats, sofas, chairs, floor pillows, dog beds, doll beds, cat beds, and that’s all I can think of, this tutorial will show you step-by-step how to make your own boxed and corded cushions.

You can ditch the cord for a more modern look. 

Have at it this Spring with the beautiful large graphic print fabrics available for the interior and the new outdoor fabrics–to die for!

Let’s get started-

what you need:

sewing machine

zipper foot


foam for cushion





what you do:

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Simple Steps to Make Welt Cord/Piping

created on: 04/02/08

Almost all pillows, cushions and upholstery is finished with fabric covered welt cord/piping.  Here is a simple tutorial for you to see how easy it is to make. 

what you need:

cord to cover

strips of fabric, cut on the bias, sewn together

sewing machine

what you do:

1. cut fabric on the bias (diagonally) into strips

I use 5/32″ cording so I cut 1 3/4″ strips of fabric.  I couldn’t cut these strips on the bias because I didn’t have enough fabric.  Continue Reading