Re: New PRoject
- From: duh <nope@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 20:52:53 -0700
Making a meditation cushion. WHen I sit on my legs, most cushions still cause my feet to be stretched out and hurting. With a really thick cushion, my feet just dangle off the edge, at a normal human angle.
Went by Hancocks to take advantage of the sale. Bought two really thick cushions, and 2.5 yards of teal vinyl.
On the way home, I realized I could get double duty if, instead of making a cushion with one really thick dimension, I could make something that I could fold to sit on, or lay flat to sleep on when car camping.
Luckily, the width and length of the piece I got was adequate to fit around the cushions when laid flat. That damned zipper is going to get me though.
What a good idea, your plan for double duty! As far as the zipper goes, I think I'd be tempted to go for an exposed application, and simply topstitch the cut edges on either side of the zipper teeth. Maybe stitch once close to the edge, and then again a scant quarter inch away.
I haven't sewn on vinyl enough to invest in a roller foot or teflon foot, but find that stitching through strips of tissue paper lets the vinyl feed pretty well under a regular foot.
Doreen in Alabama
The reverse side of the vinyl is a fuzzy white material. Feeds pretty well. I did try sewing on the right side, and couldn't figure how why it would not budge.
Its coming along. I don't have a pattern, but I'm wrapping the zipper around one of the ends, overlapping an inch or so down each side. I just have to eyeball the parts that I have to cut out of the sides.
One side of the zipper seam is going to look pretty ragged. The other side should be better. Doesn't matter. I'll have my eyes closed.
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