Back? Ok good.
I started with a pattern from this lovely sight HERE, where a wonderful being named Caitlin has posted some easy instructions. I'm not a sewing genius, and I'm sure I've mentioned my tiny little dressmaker sewing machine before, so you know that if I did it, then it should be no problem for you.
I started with some leftover blue fabric from the wedding. It's a basic cotton fabric, I read a suggestion to not use a slippery fabric so that you don't slip off the cushion.
Now, the instructions say that a yard of fabric will make 2 zafus. So, I cut out two 13.5" circles and a 54" long by 8" wide strip.....hmmm..... last I checked a yard of fabric was 36"..... I cut out two 27" lengths. I missed the seam allowance when I cut them, so I ended up with a 53" strip. That's ok right? The instructions say that there will be extra at the end....
|Pieces cut out. Strips being pinned into pleats.|
The pleats are marked out. Every three inches there's a 1 inch pleat. So measure 3 inches, then 2 seperate inches for the pleat, then 3 inches again..... and so on.
|Marks for pleating.|
|Finally pinned, fed through my tiny sewing machine.|
|Zipper, neatly hidden under a pleat....almost like I planned it that way.|
|Zafu being investigated by the dog.|
|Zafu ON a zabuton.|
|He's meditating...about food.|