Mark a spot on the base fabric 3-1/2 inches from the bottom of the first cushion cover on both sides. Lay one of the 18” edges of the second cushion cover on the base fabric with the edge pointing away from the first cushion cover and with the inside of the cushion cover facing up. Pin in place and sew with a 1/2” allowance just between the folds. Do not sew on the folds. Flip the cushion cover over, insert the sides under the folds of the base fabric and pin in place. Fold over the open, bottom edge 1/2”. Sew the second cushion cover in place along the fold of the base fabric, leaving the bottom open to insert cushion later.
Line the 18” edge of one of the cushion covers up with one short end of the base color fabric. Insert the cushion cover under the fold of the base fabric and pin in place at the end and on the sides leaving the opposite end open to insert the cushion later. The open end should be folded under 1/2” and placed under the fold of the base fabric. Sew the cushion cover in place.
A vintage wooden ironing board, lady pin cushion and gold-handled scissors add to the quirky vibe of the laundry room while use of circular saw mill grooved wood countertop conceals the washer and dryer beneath. Metal mesh cabinets add to the functionality of the small space by providing easy to search shelving and allowing for greater pops of color. The trellis wallpaper adds pattern and matches the yellow interior of the cabinets.
Sew any parts along the fold of the base fabric which have not already been sewn. Insert cushion into the first cushion cover. Fold the bottom edge under at least 1/2”. Pin and sew in place, double stitching at ends for durability. Add second cushion to cushion cover and repeat pinning and sewing.
On the sides of the first cushion cover, remove 1-1/4” of stitches beginning at 3” from the top of the cushion. Insert the angled ends of the straps in these spaces, with the opposite ends pointing toward the second cushion cover. Pin and sew in place, back stitching for durability.
On the sides of the second cushion cover, remove 1-1/4” of stitches beginning at 4-1/2” from the bottom of the cover. Insert the angled ends of the straps in these spaces, with the opposite ends pointing toward the first cushion cover. Pin and sew in place, back stitching for durability.
Sew a seam along the long, open edge, very close to the edge. Center this piece between the bottom of the second cushion and the top of the pockets, inserting the sides under the fold of the base fabric. Pin and sew in place on all edges.
Mark a point of both sides of the base fabric 9-1/4” from the bottom of the second cushion cover. Insert the short edges of the pocket fabric under the fold of the base fabric with the top of the pocket starting at the marks you’ve made. Pin and sew in place on the base fabric fold.