The tutorial for these cushions can be found HERE
I have never used a sewing machine outside of a small pillow project in Home and Careers, and even when I attempted sewing a scrap piece of material to test out my new sewing machine it was a bust. never-the-less they said this was an easy strep by step tutorial and even a novice could do it, so I decided to try.
What I used:
-1 yard of upholstery fabric (finding a boy pattern was hard) - on sale for $6.99
-2 packages of pre-made piping (i had to buy twice because I had no idea what to find... what you want is the bias tape with maxi piping (usually near zippers). Joann carries Wrights brand and it's around $2 a package
-thread (it's good to have a contrasting color from your material and a matching color (to finish)
-16-24 ox fiberfill (wal-mart/joann). The 16 ox bags are like $4 but I like a lot of stuffing (luckily I had a ton lying around from my wedding)
---total cost ~$20 for everything
go HERE and read the tutorial, and here's what i made!!!!
it's roughly 17" across and 9" high. I'm not near my normal computer so there aren't more photos to show you (long story) but this came out so adorable. Of course I stuffed mine to the brim with fiberfill but you can leave yours a little more pliable.
I also didn't leave the handle as slack as I should have in order to carry but it still works.
I will make one small adjustment. When you cut the big strip to go around, I would sew the handle on first, instead of later as you will notice in the tutorial, especially if you are short on room and/or talent like me.
ENJOY, and if any of you make one please share it with me!!!