Floor cushions are such a great addition to any seating, even if used temporarily when the guests overflow. We love them in kids’ rooms, too, so they can sink into a great book on a gloomy day. They’re also hard to find and often expensive, which is why we’re always excited to find ideas for making one ourselves! This way you’ll know it goes perfectly with your decor — and your budget. Check out this great tutorial from Living with Punks, a super simple floor cushion with lots of room for customization.
To make this tutorial extra simple, it utilizes a pre-made piping that you can buy at all major fabric retailers, and any smaller shop that has a large assortment of trimmings. If you can’t find piping in a material you love, remember that you can always make your own using a bias cut tape from your desired fabric and piping cord, which can also be purchased at your fabric shop. This piping used here is very flat so it rests under the regular top stitch foot easily. If you have a piping foot on your machine, making a thicker piping will be easier, but you can also use your zipper foot to get nice & close to that cording to seal the fabric around it. This will also be how you attach any larger piping into the floor cushion, as any foot that makes it easier for you to get close to the piping is essential.
We love the handle that is attached to the floor cushion, because it’s a super mobile seat so why not make it easy to move? This tutorial guides you through the steps with just 4 easy pieces, and it could be even easier if you wanted to eliminate the piping step (although it’s not too hard!). We can see a flat tape in place of the piping looking really great, too, sandwiched in the seams as you would a piping but without the bulk.
Another way you could modify the pattern is to make an insert out of the fill material, so that the exterior of the cushion could be removed for cleaning. We would follow the same size & shape for the exterior and seal in your fill, then repeat for the exterior. You could create an envelope opening on the bottom of the cushion so it would be easy to remove for cleaning!
Find the full floor cushion tutorial over at Living With Punks!
Have you ever made a floor cushion? We’d love to hear your variations!