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Fabric Covers for Storage Bench Cushions

This weekend I finished making fabric covers for my storage bench cushions.

ImageI got the Martha Stewart storage benches and bins from HomeDecorators.com during a sale last Thanksgiving, but thought the accompanying cushion on top was a little too plain. (It is the same beige color as the trimming on the fabric bins).

ImageThe cute deer fabric is from the Woodland Pals collection by Robert Kaufman. I purchased it at Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley.

I cheated by faking seams to minimize cutting. The edges you see are really one continuous piece of fabric pinched together and sewn on the blank side, instead of 2 pieces of fabric sewn together. This makes me look a little better at pattern-matching than I really am.

ImageBasically I ended up with a tube that slipped over the cushions, and then I tucked the edges in the same way you would wrapping paper on a present. The sides were then sewn down by hand.

This was a quick project that required only 2 yards of fabric, and I had a gift card, so the total cost was $0 out of pocket.

Right now the bins hold sewing patterns and other things, but will make a great reading nook and toy storage for children later. =)

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  1. Pingback: Handmade, DIY & Vintage Woodland Themed Nursery Reveal | Fresh Frippery

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