seat cushion

I am making a very simple seat. A piece of plywood, with foam on top and
then material to cover it and stapled to the back of the plywood. What do
you do to the material so that the corners are nice and neat looking?
Thanks.
Patt
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Patt
Before you staple it , Turn the cloth , fold all sides neatly , pin now when you get to a corner open the fold and snip of the corner about half way , [=3D if fold is 2 cm cut of 1 cm] now yiu can NEATLY fold the 2 side folds to become a nice mittered corner ,,, Best is to BUST it all with busting thread which you can easily pull out after you stapled it !!! mirjam
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mirjam
I think you mean "baste" and "basting." "Bust" is something a bit different, though quite important.
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Pogonip
Put your fabric on a firm surface, center the foam on it, then place the board on top. Pull the edge of the fabric onto the back of the board, and place one staple in the middle of each side and the back and front, just to center the fabric on the board and keep things in place. Then gently pull the fabric from each corner to the underside (of the board), and staple just the corner part (which will extend quite a ways farther onto the board then the side fabric). You may remove this staple later, after getting everything just the way you want it.
Carefully fold in the excess corner fabric and staple it, then work along the sides (side to side), front the back, alternating staples each side of the first center one, being careful not to stretch the fabric off-grain. After everything fits the way you want, you can remove some of the excess fabric from the corners. There are some pictures and tips here:
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you practice folding in the corners of gift wrap over a sturdy piece of cardboard it should help you get the hang of how to make the corner folds to reduce the bulk. You essentially make multiple miters for each corner. Beverly
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BEI Design
Furrfu, that makes no sense at all. What I meant to write was: "...then work along each side, alternating staples from one side to the other from the center toward the corners, then do the same on the front and back edges." Or something. This is way harder to describe than it is to do! I wish OP could see my hand gestures. ;-}
Beverly
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BEI Design
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I appologize i meant baste ,,, not that other body part ,,, i shouldn`t do two things at the same time ,,, mirjam
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mirjam
No apology necessary! The meaning came through, even if the word wasn't quite there, and there's nobody here who hasn't made such a mistake -- or far worse mistake! Especially when I try to speak another language......when the words are sooooo close, but not quite.
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Pogonip

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