As for the do it yourself part, we have 16 cushions
on our boat, not one of which is a simple straight box and I am a pretty decent with a sewing machine
,but it still took me 90 hours from start to finish to redo all our cushions
would have gone much quicker if it weren't for the bull nose design of our horizontal cushions. If you look closely in the picture, you can see the bulbous leading edge in some of the cushions. The bull nose looks really nice, but each cushion that has it is actually two cushions in one, which obviously requires a lot more work.
we used is furniture grade stuff from an internet
upholstery shop and cost us $14 a yard. The whole project
used just over 15 yards and with miscellaneous pieces and parts
, we have $250 invested in the project.
As an aside, we have three weasels (ferrets) that live on board with us and the the fabric
has shown no signs of wear from their little weasel feet.
s\v Dream Catcher