I am happy to report that the corduroy was a dream to sew with. I am totally in love with it and have added it to the list of things that I must have (even if I can't have them right away).
Now I am sure that there will be people who shake their heads in despair at me, but I thought it a really good idea to use the selvedge edge to sew the zip to as the cushion back wasn't lined or quilted. This way I didn't have to deal with hemming and other faffing about stuff. It worked a charm as far as I was concerned.
You may also have figured out that the only long zips in my stash are blue. The same shade blue that pop up in my cushions time and again. It may be time that I invested in more long zips, though I must admit the blue has worked with just about everything I have done.
But let's skip all that stuff and get right to the important bit. My HR cushion is complete! Woohoo!
I am not sure that I have the words to say how this cushion makes me feel, so we will stick to a simple, easy word - happy.
The zip went in a treat not having to deal with layers of fabric and wadding like I usually do. There was next to no stretch in the corduroy so hence no muttering and cursing from me.
Now I can just sit and look at this cushion - absolutely no one is putting their butt near it!! Just saying. Nope, I'll just sit, look and smile. Happy me.