Piped Bench Cushion

by {Pretty Handy Girl}


1My Piped Bench Tutorial:

Hi, CSI Project readers! My name is Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl).

Normally I don’t look this clean. I usually have sawdust in my hair or paint splatter on my elbows. I write a blog full of tutorials for everything from crafing and sewing to building and home repairs. Today I have a tutorial for making a bench cushion with piping. Before we get started I wanted to let you in on a little secret: The bench cushion and side table fabrics you see below are actually shower curtains!

You read that right. Shower curtains are not only inexpensive, but they are durable and can stand up to moisture. This makes them perfect for outdoor use. I bought both of these at Target for under $20 each!

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  1. I was just browsing Pinterest because I’m about to sew a cushion. I was reading this pin and realized we are neighbors. What a small world. Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Since this works on outdoor cushions… Could it work on my kitchen chairs?? I want some new fabric to recover my seats of he kitchen chairs & I was hoping that a shower curtain would work!

  3. I have a bench seat in a bay window which will require 5 cushions. Would you recommend piping only around the outside of all the edges, leaving none where the cushions meet, so that it looks more like one large cushion?


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