For this cushion I used approximately 3.5 yards of Killarney Grey linen and approximately 11 yards of piping.
My customer needed at bench cushion that measured 20″ by 78″ so my first step was to cut two pieces of fabric 21″ by 79″.
Next I cut the side panels of my boxed cushion. For this cushion I cut one long strip of three inch wide fabric ninety inches long. Then I cut two sections of two inch wide fabric seventy-nine inches long.
Now, cut the strips of fabric to cover the piping. To figure how much piping I needed I added the perimeter of what my cushion needs to be finished. For this cushion I added 20 + 20+ 78 +78= 196 then divide this by 36 which makes 5.44 yards of piping for the top piece of cushion then you will need the same amount for the bottom piece of the cushion. So you will need to cover at least eleven yards of piping for the whole cushion.
I like to start by making the zippered section first. The first step is to take the two (2″) sections and baste stitch them together. Then press the seam open and place the zipper face down on the seam.
Stitch the zipper into place.
After the zipper has been sewn then flip the zipper over and remove the baste stitch with a seam ripper.
Happy sewing until next time!