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Knee Pad

Weeding and thinning are hard work, and your knees are always the first to go. Spare them with this smart cushion. Our pad is made of Sunbrella, a sturdy, water-repellent acrylic available in a wide selection of colors.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 1999


  • 1/2 yard Sunbrella fabric

  • Scissors

  • Elastic

  • Pins

  • Basic sewing supplies

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

  • Funnel

  • Buckwheat hulls


  1. Cut a piece of fabric to 12 by 36 inches. Fold it in half, right sides facing (you'll have a rectangle that is 12 by 18 inches); pin a pair of elastic loops into the seam opposite the fold. Sew seams in two sides; turn right side out. With a pencil and a ruler, draw a series of lines parallel to the fold and 1 1/2 inches apart for the length of the pad. Topstitch the lines, creating hollow partitions.

  2. Using a funnel, fill the partitions with buckwheat hulls or flaxseed, then sew up the last side with a slip stitch. Roll the pad and secure it with elastic straps when not in use.

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