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From: firstmate
Date: 05-19-2007, 11:04 AM (1 of 3)
I am making removable covers for camper dinette cushions and cannot get the box sides to sew evenly to the top and bottom. Top and bottom have piping attached . Is there a tip or trick for doing this?
User: firstmate
Member since: 02-08-2005
Total posts: 2
From: paroper
Date: 05-21-2007, 07:04 PM (2 of 3)
No, not really. You cut each piece just slightly bigger than the measurments of the form, plus a seam allowance. I usually go ahead and use the 5/8 in seam allowance and about 1/2 inch ease. I baste the piping in place on the square piece first and then match the edges of the cushion and the side pieces before I sew, using my seamline for the piping as a guide. If you plan to put in a zipper, you'll need to so an inset in the side panel that should wrap so that it goes past each corner on the side where the cushion opens. Usually the zipper extends about 2 inches past the corner and it is a lapped centered zipper (for looks). Just make sure that when you cut the pieces for the zipper that the two pieces plus the zipper end up the same width as the rest of the inset (side) panels. YOu won't be able to just split the side panel and put the zipper in with a satisfactory result.

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User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: Sancin
Date: 05-21-2007, 09:07 PM (3 of 3)
Lately I have noticed large bed pillows that have side panels. I purchased a large one to use to read in bed and it is great - down filled. I also purchased some king sized pillow cases but they don't fit. I know how to make pillow cases that are squared but don't have time right now as I am in process of redecorating my bedroom, being unsure what colours to make pillow cases. Anyone have any idea what regular pillow cases will fit these cases? It is the width that doesn't fit. The pillow came with a pillow case -with piping both on the pillow and the case but I like to have an extra case when one is in the wash. Things are in my wash for some times these days as I have a dead dryer and new one is on back order! :bluesad:
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User: Sancin
Member since: 02-13-2005
Total posts: 895
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