I saw an ad in the newspaper in which cushions for couches were reduced by seventy-five percent. Wow! I ran to the store. Yes, the cushions were reduced from $80. to $20. I went back home. I like cushions whose covers I can remove because I like to nap on the couch with our cushions and so does my family. Well, the type of cushions on sale cost too much, and the fabric didn’t lend itself for removal and certainly not washing in a machine. Perhaps they required dry-cleaning and who wants to sleep on a cushion that smells like chemicals. No way.
I took out fabrics I already had and scraps of my husband’s old blue jeans. Voila! I combined all sorts of fabrics and came up with an assortment of cushions for my couch. I mixed faded denim with regular colorful cottons; floral prints with eyelet; denim with lace; and a previously embroidered University of Texas logo on white fabric with a western print. All were colorful and practical and most important of all, they suited my kind of life.
And I bought my filler cushions on sale at the local fabric store. Savings? Lots of money.