While awaiting my husband's portion of the hanging task I decided to make matching window seat cushion covers. The cushions are box style with the insert made from 3" thick foam. I planned to substitute out the cushion covers I'd originally made from novelty rope fabric. Although I really liked the whimsy of the rope fabric, it did not have enough color punch. The rope covers will not go to waste. I will save them as a backup. When I strategically cut that rope fabric, I'd been able to preserve some knots. I intend to incorporate the tassel and rope sections into pillows.
The cushions from the novelty rope fabric had been fussy cut with a gusset band running around the vertical side surfaces showcasing the rope image. Then they were zippered closed in the back. The construction was non-trivial and I described it in my post for January 6, 1015. In that post the wooden seat part had not yet been painted coral.
The striped curtain fabric allowed me more freedom with an easier non-gusseted wrap type of construction style. All I needed to do was fold the length of fabric in half wrapping it around the 24" seat depth of the foam, and sew a seam on either end, pretty much like one big pillowcase but one that is wider than it is long. I added vertical seams across the two front corners and got a crisp box effect without those tricky set in gussets I struggled with on using the rope fabric.
Instead of zippers to close at the back, I folded the fabric as I would when wrapping a present, short sides in and creased at a 45°. The other two opposing flaps I folded in and instead of Scotch tape, I added velcro along the overlapping edges.
There it is, neat and tidy. The Velcro was far easier to attached than the four zippers had been.
I had previously used Velcro extensively on some bar stool covers I made for my daughter-in-law. The soft, non-snagging side of the Velcro was attached to the fabric and the stiff scratchy loop side to the wood of the chair. IKEA does have some great designs so this was a wise choice. By the way those completed chair covers are in my post for February 2, 2016. My exposure to that project gave me the idea to use Velcro in this situation. I think I learn something new from every different item I make.