Need someone to sew a bench cushion

Posted by Evie P.


Brunswick West, VIC

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Sunday, 31st Mar 2013
I need a cushion made for my window bench for my room. The 'bench' is essentially just an Ikea Expedit on its side like so:

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The dimensions of cushion need to be - 5cm thickness x 185cm height x 39cm width. Something that has an end result similar to this is what I had in mind: [Content Moderated]

On top of $75 for labour I will also pay for the cost of materials (foam, piping, fabric) once determined so consider this alongside the price I have listed. We will discuss the fabric costs (where to source it from, alternative materials etc) first before you go ahead with the sewing. If you have any suggestions as to where I can get such materials from at the most economical price (I was thinking Spotlight), I'd welcome it.

It's fairly straightforward as far as I can see, I am just not very handy with a sewing machine in the slightest!
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Hi Evie, are you still interested in someone to sew a bench cushion for you? I can do it - I'm pretty handy with a sewing machine and can follow the bench cushion tutorial that you included pretty easily. Let me know what you think.
Hi Evie, I'll take you up on this. The design doesn't look awfully difficult, I could probably knock one up in an hour or so. Spotlight isn't bad for material, you can pick up some nice stuff for $9.99/m. Also, I could also give you a hand installing a few brackets to reinforce the bench too, if you're interested :)
Hi Evie,

I work for of ikeas recommended installation provider. I believe what huy is trying to point out is that the expedit unit has a honeycomb cardboard core in the thicker panels and is not very strong when load is applied to the laminate walls. The unit also does not fair well with side to side motion as its primary function is a stationary shelf. Proceed with caution as you are pushing beyond the engineering limits of the item. Good luck with the project.
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Hi Huy - yeah, I've added six additional support legs and the expedit also has the plastic inserts so that there isn't just weight on empty space as well. It's holding up fairly well so far.
You would need to structurally support the Expedit on its side first, otherwise it can collapse on itself, since the inner panels aren't really suppose to support additional weight.
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