Upholstery and window seat questions
Hello all. I've looked around the site a bit, and it seems like there are several posts that semi-answer my questions, but I thought it would be best if I just put all my questions out there and in one place.
I'm about to make a window seat cushion. I do a fair bit of apparel sewing, but this will be my first foray into home dec sewing.
1) I was planning to make a box cushion, and cut it so the finished measurements are equal to the cushion. Is that right?
2) I've seen several posts suggest wrapping the foam cushion in 3/4" - 1" Dacron. Should the Dacron be taken into consideration when I'm making the cushion? Basically, if you have a 1" thick piece of foam, and add Dacron to the top and bottom, you end up with a 3" thick cushion. Should the pattern be cut for a 1" thick or 3" thick cushion?
3) I'm not really sure how thick to make this cushion. My husband and are building a straw bale house, and the window seat was originally the result of the straw bale height, which means that the window comes right down to the seat. The windows are single hung, but you can open them from the middle of the window and don't have to grab the bottom (I hope that makes sense). Anyways, I realized that we would need to have some sort of cushion to make the seat comfortable and was initially thinking 1/2" to 1" in thickness. Not a lot, but enough to say "padding under your butt." Many of the window seat cushion discussions I've seen suggest seats much thicker than that (3" and up). Thoughts?