Have you made the floor cushion yet? I’ve made it for every 1-year-old I know…as long as they invite me to their birthday party 😉 It’s the perfect cozy companion for encouraging book reading for kids of all sizes! As a matter-a-fact, Sherry from Young House Love recently made it for her soon-to-be 2 year old baby girl! How awesome is that?
The built-in handle is perfect for toting your portable seat from room to room. The easy, piped edges are the perfect accent to make the cushion pop. For this particular cushion (made for my wee little nephew’s 1st birthday next weekend) I used a home dec fabric that I picked up from Joann’s that is super fun and bright. Just the ticket for a budding rough and tumble beast like this one.
I added one of my Punkware labels that I had made up about a year ago. I’ve been using them on all the clothing I make, but hadn’t thought to put them on the cushions! And, why not? I love them and it adds a little bit of a professional look too…that’s always a plus 😉 I’ve toyed with the idea of making a few and putting them in an Etsy shop to see what happens. They’ve become so second nature to me that they really only take a few hours to make from start to finish. Should I do it?
I enlarged this one a bit, making the diameter 19” instead of 17”. I like the fuller size and think it may extend the usable life as the tushies grow 😉 If you want to make your own, you can easily do that with only a yard of 45” home dec fabric (or use quilting cotton reinforced with interfacing) and 2 packages of pre-made piping.