A music festival that we went to not long ago received a TON of rain, and there were very few people with dry butts. Thankfully, we were ranked among the few! Why? We had our sit-upons on hand. I used the handles to strap them to our backpacks so we could walk around without holding them. These are great for campouts, sporting events, festivals, and really anytime you want to keep your tushy comfortable and grass or mud free.
DIY Sit-Upon Cushions
1. Start with a t-shirt you will be proud to sit upon.
2. Grab a giant egg crate (this one holds 30 eggs). You can also use a stack of newspapers if you don’t have a giant egg crate.
3. Lay the egg crate (or newspapers) down over the part of the shirt that you want to be on your sit upon. I chose the logo. Lay a ruler next to your egg crate and trace down its side with a marker. Do this all the way around the crate.
4. Cut along the lines you drew, making sure to get both sides of the fabric.
5. Sew around three sides of the square, with your fabric inside out (pretty sides facing each other). You can use a regular machine or a Serger. The seam allowance can be anything less than 5/8. I just lined it up with the foot.
6. Flip your square right-side out. Put the egg crate into a shopping bag or two and stuff the egg crate in like you’re putting on a pillow case. (The bags are an addition to the project not shown in the photos. We added it as a step after our sit-upons got soggy when our tent flooded.)
7. Get a strip of fabric about 4 inches wide and at least 6 inches long. Fold it in half, hot dog style, twice. This is going to make the handle.
8. Fold the handle in half again, hamburger style, and pin it in place on the open side of the shirt. Pin the whole open side closed.
9. Sew the open side closed. Make sure to remove each pin before your machine goes over it. Stitch over the handle part several times to make sure it stays attached and to create a knot at the end of your stitch line.
Where would you take your sit-upon cushion?