head diy Design Fanatic: Bench Cushions & Pillows for the Banquette

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Bench Cushions & Pillows for the Banquette

Hey friends!
Don’t you get excited when you finally get a project checked off the list when the project has been in your head for like…forever?

Ok. Not forever, but I did buy the fabric….a year ago!

Part of the problem with my procrastinating is that I hadn’t ever sewn a cushion cover for a banquette bench before. The other part of the problem was that I’ve had brain fog for the past year on and off.
Yeah, let’s go with that.
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It turned out that it wasn’t as difficult as I thought.
Getting a project done with a physical challenge or with  kids or a busy job is all the same….
Break down a project into several simple projects that takes less time.
That’s what I eventually did.

First, I drew out all the measurements on paper.

2nd, on another day I cut out the fabric.The cut out pieces sat in my office for a couple of months.

On another day,  I sewed the long zippers in.

Finally, I sewed the bench seat covers.

One project-4 different days with months or weeks or days in between.
That’s the way you have to do  projects when you’re busy(or have brain fog, lol)
Still, I avoided the cushion covers and sewed the curtains first because they’re super simple with hems on 4 sides.
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I tackled the banquette bench cushions next, then I sewed 4 pillow covers. Pillow covers are easy,  and I’ve made quite a few of them, so I finished that project pretty quickly.


Here’s the final project:
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I’m currently making 4 white pillow covers, so the pillows will cover the length of the benches.

Here’s how it looked before without the pillows:
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And after:
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Just a few finishing touches left to do in the kitchen at the mountain cottage and then it’s off to another projects.

If you’d like to see how Mr. DIY built the banquette, you can see it HERE. '
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 Thanks so much for stopping by,
 Pam

3 comments:

  1. Pam, you did a fabulous job. Hear you with brain fog. MS does it at times. We are strong women and plow through

    Have a super 4thπŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·πŸ‡±πŸ‡·

    Cindy

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    1. Thank's Cindy! I have MS/Fibro symptoms from mercury toxicity and have been doing the Andy Cutler Chelation protocol for mercury toxicity after having my amalgam fillings removed safely from a biological dentist last year. I knew this year would be bad, but it's getting better. I couldn't drive for several months because of it. It's a long road, but hopefully can get somewhat of a regular life back before I get too old!

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  2. Wow you did a wonderful job. I’ve never tried to make cushions or reupholster something. I like the throw pillows too. I must have missed the banquette build- I love it. I always wanted one for my small kitchen dining area.

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