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Making box cushions for the studio

Our new studio is really coming together. A few things are still needed but over all, it’s looking pretty good!

One of the things I recently made for the studio were these pretty box cushions. We knew we wanted cushions for our chairs, but what fabric?

You might recall that we’re trying to use what we have more. So after looking through some of our boxes of fabric, Sarai found this stiff ivory ottoman silk. It holds its shape really nicely as well as being a sturdy fabric. I used quite a bit of pretty pink bias tape and piping cord to make the piping. This box cushion tutorial from Threads was invaluable. Turning those corners is definitely tricky!

We stuffed them with 2 inch foam, and the close with an invisible zipper, so they can be easily cleaned.

It’s nice to get some color (and padding) in here. What do you think?

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Caitlin Clark

Caitlin is the Colette Patterns design assistant. You can follow Caitlin at her blog, the story girl.



February 1, 2012 #

They are really nice. Love the contrasting bias tape!!

Sky Turtle

February 1, 2012 #

Cute! Aren’t they too tall though?


February 1, 2012 #

Very cute! I have sewn lots of box cushion covers. I don’t really enjoy them, but the end result is so great, especially with piping – a must for me.

Miss Crayola Creepy

February 1, 2012 #

Such a good idea for adding a pop of color to the chairs in my kitchen!


February 1, 2012 #

Love it! It looks so cute and is just a tiny pop of colour. Adrobs!


February 1, 2012 #

So cute! I love the pink piping :)


February 1, 2012 #

I love those! Comfy and stylish!


February 2, 2012 #

Oh my, how I needed this post today! We’re decorating our nursery and I wanted to make a box cushion (for a window seat.) THANK YOU!


February 9, 2012 #

oh! i am so happy to see this post! i am currently seated on a folded blanket. I just re-vamped my sewing room and now use an adult sized chair (was using some kids chair from Speigel) but at least that seat was padded… and I am barely adult sized so my legs have been going numb!! Can’t wait to try!

Jill Pannill

March 14, 2013 #

I think they’re sharp! Your studio is coming along great!