Alternatively of heading to the expenditure of acquiring new outdoor home furnishings and patio cushions why not update your present back garden home furnishings by making some new cushions. If you make your possess outdoor cushions you can get the actual dimensions, design and level of firmness and comfort you are seeking for – and preserve income too!
To make patio cushions, you do will need a bit of talent with the stitching equipment but in any other case they are fairly easy as patio cushions are simple shapes.
1. Evaluate Your Chairs
Evaluate the seat width to get the width of your cushion. If the chairs have arms then evaluate the section of the seat inside the arms for less complicated fitting of your cushions. Then evaluate the length of the chair from the top rated of the chair back again (or wherever you want the cushion to start) to the edge of the seat.
2. Determine on the Thickness
If you are replacing present cushions, use these as a tutorial – do you want your cushions just the very same or a little thicker. If you really don’t have present cushions you will will need to choose how thick you want your cushions to be. About 1 – 1.five” is about correct for most chairs to insert a layer of comfort.
three. Invest in Resources
Invest in a piece of foam for every single chair in the thickness and level of firmness you involve. Remember that if you have a basic chair the cushion will will need to bend wherever the seat meets the back again of the chair so make guaranteed the foam is pliable ample for that. Use the foam to estimate the volume of fabric you will need. Remember to include things like measurements for every single cushion, front and back again as properly as sides and seams. Decide on your fabric and invest in matching zippers for the cushions which are two to 3 inches shorter than the longest edge for easing fitting of your cushion pads. Remember to decide on hard temperature resistant fabric for outdoor cushions.
four. Create a Sample and Minimize the Fabric
Draw a sample applying your foam as a tutorial – build parts for top rated, base and every single facet of the cushions and mark the supplemental allowance for seams. Minimize out the parts for every single cushion
five. Sew and Things Your Cushions
Sew your fabric parts collectively inside out to kind the cushion covers stitching the zippers alongside the center of the longest sides and applying double rows of stitching to reinforce seams. Switch the cushion covers the correct way spherical, open the zippers and place the foam inside the cushions then near the zippers. Check the cushions on your chairs. If you uncover they slide about too substantially insert tie tabs to the cushions so that you can maintain the cushions in position.
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