I mentioned in another post that I saved some old couch cushions to recover. I thought I could use one for meditation and just have them around for floor cushions. They turned out to be more difficult than I thought because my traditional "take the old cushions apart for a pattern and to reuse the zipper and the cording" did not quite work this time. The material covering the edge cording (which has another name I have forgotten at the moment) was incorporated into the side material. That sounded like such a great idea! A real time-saver! As it turned out, it was very difficult for me to figure out how to sew this all together. I gave up twice. The cushions made their to the garbage area on two frustrating occasions.
Then, I was going through the Feisty Stitcher and noticed that she had a cushion that was sewn to the outside--very simple. I was using denim that matched the furniture I covered in the four seasons room:
Denim would fray nicely--the perfect look for a rustic kind of fabric! Here they are! I'm still working on the edges. I've been picking out the edges for that frayed look. It's a nice boring job to do while watching television.
I'm glad they survived two near trips to the garbage. I'm really pleased with how they turned out and the many uses I'm finding for them. I love that I can just stack them up in a corner and grab one or two or three to use as needed. I use one to make meditation time more comfortable and for some yoga things. My book club is going to be watching Babette's Feast next week. (Don't you just love a book club that will watch movies, too?) These cushions are going to help provide the extra seating in the man cave, too.