Cora and Lyra fast asleep on their custom mattresses I made for the closet of our studio that we have turned into their bedroom.
Each side of the closet has a notch cut out; like on a boat, each notch is a different size. I'm so used to nothing ever being symmetrical like on all my boat projects, that I just grinned when I realized I'd be dealing with more of the same.
I bought 4" foam from Joann's as opposed to the super high-density stuff I normally use for marine or home applications. The girls are so light that I knew they'd be able to sleep comfortably on the density you can get at Joann's (a bonus that helped with our budget).
Then I measured and chopped out the notches on each side and used a Sharpie on the foam so I knew which girl's mattress I was working on.
I waited until home-dec-weight fabric was on sale at Joann's and then used a coupon on top of the sale to get some lovely fabric to act as cushion covers. I wasn't worried about the bold colors showing through their sheets because I knew I'd also be making a waterproof mattress cover that would hide the bright stripes or patterns on the bottom layer.
This is Cora's finished cushion. I've got two more posts yet to come to show you how I made the waterproof mattress covers for all three cushions in their room and another post on how I made custom sheets for the cushions too.
A sneak peek to show you what I mean. This is the center cushion viewed from the bottm. You can see both the waterproof mattress cover and the custom sheets I made covering the mattress.
I leave you with this short video I made for a fellow seamstress who asked me a question about zipper placement on some cushions she was working on. I show you this very quick video not so you too can pontificate on the placements of zippers on cushions, but because it explains my thinking on how I used scraps of fabric and didn't worry too much about pattern placement on the bottom layer of their entire bedding scheme.