Category Archives: Furniture

Lots of Cushions

We made a lot of cushions this summer.  In addition to the chair cushions we made (here), I made a new cushion cover for a neighbor’s bench seat, a big bench cushion for a friend, and a vinyl bench cushion.

My friend has a fabulous old church pew and asked me to make a cushion to soften it. We used 3 inch foam wrapped in dacron, and covered it with this pretty paisley. I am very pleased with how it turned out, and hope her family enjoys their new softer seating!

Prices for cushions start at $18/linear foot.

A new customer asked me to make a vinyl cushion for her farmhouse bench.  She needed something that would hold up to her kids, and picked some lovely silvery-gray vinyl from Modern Fabrics for the task.  (If you live in Charlotte and haven’t checked out Modern Fabrics, you should – it’s a great store with a unique vision and selection!)  Here’s the finished product.

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A Comfy Chair

I just finished some chair cushions for a friend who’s expecting a baby really soon. She brought me a lovely wooden rocker and asked me to make cushions for the seat and back so it would be more comfy for all the hours she’s likely to spend in it. She brought fabric that matches her nursery, I got foam, and this is the result.


I love the striped piping and the tabs that pull in that fabric. I also really like how the buttons turned out, and how well the tabs hold everything in place.

I can’t actually take full credit for this project because I had a lot of help from Nick on this one. He helped with calculations, placement, and even sewing. We enjoyed working together and this chair looks better than it would have if I had done it alone.

Congratulations, Melissa! I hope you enjoy many comfy hours with your baby in your rocker!