What You Need:
1 plastic milk crate
fabric for inner lining ( I used a couple of old pillow cases )
fabric for outer cover ( about 1 1/2 yards)
What You Do:
1) Begin by cutting your pieces from your fabric. For the inner liner you need a 12x12 inch square for the bottom panel and 4 ~ 12 x 10 pieces for the sides. For the outer cover you will need 4 ~ 13 x13 inch squares. *Be sure to add you desired length of seam allowance to these dimensions *
2) Begin pinning and sewing your pieces together. First lay out the 12x12 square and line up the side pieces around the edges so it looks like this.
Pin in place and sew together one edge at a time. Next, pin and sew the sides together so you end up with this.
Set the liner aside and grab the pieces of your outer liner. One at a time, hem the bottom edge of each piece.
|I ironed the hem in place to get a really crisp edge but this is totally optional|
Next, Pin the sides and sew them together like this making sure the right sides of the fabric are facing.
3) Now you are ready to sew the inner liner to the outer cover. With the cover piece still turned inside-out, slide the inner liner inside the tube with the right side of the fabric cover facing the right side of the liner. Line up the corners of the cover with the corners of the liner and pin the unfinished edges together. Its kind of hard to explain but here are a couple different views
Now here is where you could probably do a better job than I did. Since the width of the outer is 13" and the inner is 12", something needs to be done to make it fit together. I just kind of bunched up the extra fabric in the corners but it would look even better with some pleats. I was just too lazy to take the time to learn how to do it nicely.
Sew the two pieces together (however you decide to do it) and this is what you end up with.
Just slip it on your crate, pop the cushion on and you are done!