Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cushed MCM Couch

The progress on our office is slow going but I have finished a project that is going to play a huge part in the room—making cushions for our mid-century modern couch frame. Remember when I picked up the MCM couch and chair frames at my neighbor's estate sale for $5? I was super happy when I finished the cushions for the chair frames not too long ago and now these are done, I'm even more excited to share my handiwork. Check 'em out!

I bought the fabric during our trip to Mill End Fabrics in Rochester, Minnesota, and I followed the tutorial on Sew Mama Sew, which was just as easy as the first time but once again very time consuming. I hate to admit it, but it took me a whole Sunday to create the long seat cushion.

As you can guess by now, a dark blue color is going to play large part in our office's color palette, but we still haven't painted yet. The past couple weekends I have intended to paint but choosing a color is proving to be extremely difficult. Though, once I've got some color on the walls, I will share some pics.


  1. Great job! I'm very, very, very impressed for a first-timer and with that size of bottom cushion, amazing undertaking! And I'm not surprised at all that it took you an entire Sunday, those things are time sucks!

    So when I did this project:
    the first time around, I talked with a professional upholsterer... she recommended the foam cushion, like you used, but then wrap that in batting, for a fuller, but still very sleek look (and it's softer). That trick has done marvels for my upholstery work... just thought I'd share!

  2. Stephanie - Ironic you say that because that is exactly what I did as well! I found the cushion alone didn't fill the pillow case as much as I liked so I wrapped batting around the foam and now it looks better but is a bit more comfy as well!


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