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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Tip

    You can remove the cushion cover for washing if necessary.

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Things You'll Need

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

About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.

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