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PostSubject: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySat Jan 18, 2014 9:48 pm

We decided to get a large (massive really) cool box to use as a buddy seat and storage if not being used to cool stuff.  Now it is possible to buy a seat cushion for the lid, but we wanted to make one.  So Lucy chose some "oil cloth" material, and I broke out her sewing machine and started the project today.

Here is the cool box, ready to get its cushion - can seat 2 on here easily, and the rubber feet means it just doesn't slide about in the van.  Plus it can keep ice icey for 5 days!
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Following the instructions in a book my daughter received for Christmas called Handmade Glamping, the first step is to wrap piping code in tape/bias binding and sew up...
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When done...
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Then lots of measuring, then measuring again and as the saying goes another measure for good luck before cutting the pieces.
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The cushion is going to be held in place on the cool box using some "push snaps" (not sure of proper name) on 4 "tabs".  Here are most of the bits, and the finished tabs that I practiced attaching the piping to.
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Then I attached the piping all of the way round the top panel.
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That was enough stress and swearing for one day.  Bless Oliver - he could see me getting frustrated and said "Don't worry Dad - it is going to be a triumph".  I hope so, pretty pleased with how it is going so far, but I would rather have a screwdriver or axe in my hand any day.
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Going to do the bottom and sides tomorrow.  Bottom needs piping attaching and the integration of the tabs, so should be exciting.

Will post an update soon.


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harryhornet

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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySat Jan 18, 2014 9:53 pm

Looks great. You can't beat a home made mod. It's the little personal touches that make your camper your own.
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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Jan 19, 2014 8:09 am

Top job Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Jan 19, 2014 8:46 am

That looks brilliant.

(When I first saw the maps, as I scrolled up from the bottom of the page, I thought it was another Absinthe creation Smile )
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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Jan 19, 2014 10:07 am

Good job...

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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Jan 19, 2014 11:22 am

Looks great

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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Jan 19, 2014 12:23 pm

Looks fantastic. You can't have too many maps!

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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Jan 19, 2014 2:38 pm

hey, thats a good idea, looks cool

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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Jan 19, 2014 4:35 pm

Maptastic!
Well done it looks FAB Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Jan 19, 2014 7:15 pm

Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySat Feb 15, 2014 8:11 pm

Finally got round to putting it all together - so here are some photos of the finished article. Pretty pleased with the results. Having the extra "seating" really makes a difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Feb 16, 2014 10:38 am

Some top-class stitching.
Please to see that you have centred the map on the home of the Brazi-Bay
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PostSubject: Re: Cool box seat cushion project   seat - Cool box seat cushion project EmptySun Feb 16, 2014 6:46 pm

That's fab! Love it! You will use it loads - would love to know how you get on with the Yeti :-)
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