You will need 2 ½ yards of material from a 52 inch bolt, 3 ½ yards if the bolt is narrower.
Soft cotton or broadcloth material is best.
Use a 20 gallon plastic container with lid.
And filler, about 3 cubic feet of Polystyrene Beads (I got mine on line at Wal Mart $19.)
Lay out your material and pin your pattern on. You will cut out four pieces for each cushion.
To make the bottom, sew two of the four pieces together along the longest side. This is from point A to B on the diagram. Now sew the other two pieces together the same way. You now have two large pieces. Open the two pieces and put together on top of each other. Sew all the way around leaving a six inch opening to turn material inside out and to fill the cushion.
You can then fill with beads, or wood shavings. (If you fill with wood shavings, you will have to empty them out before washing). Sew opening together. This will leave you with a funny shaped cushion. Now push the narrow part of the bottom into the larger part to make a nest for a pot to fit in.
To make the top, it is similar to the bottom. Take two of the pieces and sew them together from point C to D on one side. Now sew the other two pieces together the same way. Now place the two pieces together, pin and then sew all around the edge. Remember to leave a six-inch opening so that you can turn the material and fill the cushion. Sew the opening together.
Place the bottom in a twenty-quart container. It can be plastic. Find a pot with a tight fitting lid that will nest in the bottom and you are in business.
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