How to Make Cushion Covers for the Top of a Toy Box

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Making a cushioned cover for the top of a toy box is one of those projects that may seem frivolous, but after it's finished you appreciate it so much. It's attractive and can be an additional seat in a child's play room. This is not a difficult project. It can be completed in an hour or two, and even a person with modest sewing skills can create an attractive cushion cover for a toy box.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cotton fabric for covering
  • Quilt batting
  • Tape measure
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing notions (thread, scissors, pins)
  • Binding tape
  • Self-adhesive Velcro

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the dimensions of the top of the toy box cover. Add 3 inches to each measurement.

  2. 2

    Cut two fabric pieces to the measurements taken in Step 1.

  3. 3

    Subtract 1 inch from both measurements taken in Step 1 and cut two batting pieces to this size.

  4. 4

    Lay out one of the fabric pieces on a work surface, right-side down. Place both batting pieces over the fabric piece. Lay the other fabric piece on top of this, right-side up.

  5. 5

    Stitch around all four sides of the cushion with a 1/2-inch seam allowance.

  6. 6

    Stitch the binding to all four sides of the cushion to finish the edges. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the binding package if necessary.

  7. 7

    Attach the male side of the self-adhesive Velcro to the outer and upper edge of the toy box. Make sure the Velcro is attached evenly and straight.

  8. 8

    Attach the female side of the self-adhesive Velcro to the inner edge of the binding on the fabric cushion.

  9. 9

    Attach the fabric cushion to the top of the toy box by aligning the Velcro edges and pressing firmly into place.

Tips and warnings

  • You can remove the cushion cover for washing if necessary.

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