Last week we went to a Saint’s game. I had been Midway stadium many years ago. What I remember the most was the uncomfortable metal benches. I thought it would be great to whip up some cushions for us. I didn’t take many photos for these during the construction (I made all four in under 30 minutes – so they’re very easy to make). I’ll talk you through the steps I did.
First I started with a 2″ x 15″ x 17″ piece of high-density foam (the green foam which you can find at any fabric store). The fabric I used were pieces of indoor/outdoor fabric, so really tough and durable. I cut the fabric roughly 19″ wide by 40″ long. Fold the fabric in half, right sides together and sew with a 3/8″ seam allowance down each side, leaving the top open for turning. Turn right side out. Tuck in your foam. You’ll have a nice extra bit at the top. Fold under the fabric at the opening about 2″ or 3″ in and pin together. Insert a handle (I used grograin ribbon and cotton belting, about 22″ long) by tucking in the ends and pinning. Top stitch the opening closed, making sure to secure the handles well, by going back and forth a couple of times. And you’re done! Let me know if you have any questions!
It definitely made the game more enjoyable!
The kiddos haven’t ever been to a game, so it was great fun. The game didn’t hold Gwyneth’s attention well, so instead she snapped some photos. She captured this great shot! That pitch was over 70mph!
I don’t see us using these cushions much at the stadium yet, but they’ll be great to use at picnic tables at the park and camping!!