I've mentioned a few times now that I was asked to make a set of custom high chair cushions for a friend. I'm happy to say that they are now complete and delivered! So how did I create this masterpiece, you ask? Well thanks for asking.
First I took a look at their high chair, took some measurements, and talked about their needs for the cushions. For instance, was it important to have the cushions be completely washable, just the cover, or is spot cleaning the best plan for washing? What types of fabric and color schemes were they envisioning? I took these answered and off to JoAnn's I went.
I found this really great micro suede fabric, shown here which I thought was perfect for their cleaning and color needs.
Before I began cutting anything, I laid out all my material. So you could see everything I was starting with.
Next, I pinned and sewed around three sides of each of the cushions. I lined up the patterns again, this time with the foam cushion and cut the cushions down to size. Sorry, this was when my photography slacked. Then I stuffed the cushions into the fabric and began pinning the open side closed. It was at this point that I realized that I forgot to add the belting connectors. Oh no!
Fear not, I was able to solve that problem. Below is how I initially pinned all the belting in place.
And now the finished product:
And for those of you interested in photography out there. I am officially sold on using natural light in my photography now. The pictures taken under natural light turned out much better than my other pictures. I will be sure to keep that in mind when I begin posting other products on Etsy.