Floor Cushions prototype – Lily, Jia

Floor Cushions

 

Production Process

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Fabric sourcing: 15 min

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Cutting fabric (prepare for laser cutter): 30min

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Laser cutting: 15 min

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Smocking: 1 hr 44 min

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Connecting surfaces (sewing): 1 hr 35 min

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Sewing velcro: 5 min

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Adding filling: 40 min

 

Project Budget & Target Price point

Materials

  • Fabric: no cost (donated)
  • Filling: no cost (scrap fabric, dolls’ filling(donated))
  • Velcro (3/4″ – 5 yards): $6.25
  • Sewing thread (2-pk): $3.49

Total: $9.74

Labor (per set (2 modules))

  • Fabric sourcing: 15 min – $3
  • Cutting fabric (prepare for laser cutter): 30min – $6
  • Laser cutting: 15 min – $3
  • Smocking: 1 hr 44 min – $21.6
  • Connecting surfaces (sewing): 1 hr 35 min – $19
  • Sewing velcro: 5 min – $6.25
  • Adding filling: 40 min – $8

Total: $66.85

*Based on minimum wage in San Francisco: $12.25/hr

Total budget: $76.59

($9.74 + $66.85)

 

Target price: $150

 

Physical Prototyping & Sketches

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Top – soft surface with the pattern

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Side – denim with attached velcro

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Bottom – durable surface

 

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Changing the seam edges to hide the sewing lines