Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Covers (Part 1)

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Looking  to update your outdoor patio furniture with new cushions? Look no further!

I’m going to show you step-by-step how easy it is to make new covers for those faded, time-worn, covered in bird poop and who knows what else, outdoor cushions!

Making new covers made  my outdoor furniture look brand new again! (Plus I spray painted  the actual chair, again…good for another year!)

Easy Sew Outdoor Cushions

I purchased this set at Target years ago. It came with several pieces and the price was right. I bought it when I had an in-ground pool at my old house and needed lots of furniture to fill the space around it. Only then it was white with light green cushions.

Since then it’s had two wardrobe changes,  not including this one, and a new paint job. I give it another light coat of spray paint each summer to freshen it up.

Maybe some day I’ll get a new set, but when it still looks this good, why bother?

The before is really just so sad:

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And the deck…gross! Not to worry though, I spent the past  three days out there. (And believe me, my arms are not happy right now!) A little demo and lots of elbow grease and it’s looking so much better. How does it end up like this??

I’ll be sharing my deck area as soon as I finish, hopefully I’ll finsh it this weekend!

Ok so here we go!

First, you need to select your fabric:

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I prefer to use stripes or something with a geometric pattern to make cutting a straight line easier. I also like to use colors that are naturally found in nature for a more cohesive look.  These are outdoor fabrics I found at JoAnn Fabrics.

Next you’ll want to lay out your cushion so that folded over, the fabric covers the cushion from top to bottom.  (Here I removed the old cover, but I didn’t remove them all. They actually keep their shape better if you keep the old covers on.)

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This fabric is 54″ wide. I was barely able to cut enough for two cushions side-by-side. Your sides only need to be long enough to meet each other in the middle with a 1/4″ seam allowance for both top and bottom.

You’ll want them snug so they lay nicely!

Next, with right sides together (back of fabric facing out), I pinned the side seam on both sides:

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Then, also starting at the folded edge, I sewed straight from folded edge to the open edge on both sides:

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I’m not sure why I bothered pinning it all the way.  After about a third of the way, I took out the rest of the pins and followed the line of the fabric. (See why stripes are the way to go?)

Next you’ll need to put your cover back on the cushion (still inside out) and pin your two corner seams. These will be the front corners of your cushion:

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Remove the cover and sew those seams:
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Here’s your corner seam after sewing, both inside-out and right-side out:

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You can trim the extra fabric, but I didn’t bother. I didn’t reinforce my seams either because I don’t plan on removing them to wash them. I’ll just make new ones again when these have had it.

Insert your cushion again and tada! Perfect!

Perfect corner!

Just look at that beautful corner! And you can barely make out the side seam because of the stripes!

To finish off the back of the cushion, fold it like you’re wrapping a present:

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And hand sew it up:

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Here’s to another fabulous year!

How to sew outdoor cushions the easy way!

My assistant is texting on his cell again! How many times have I told him not to use his cell phone at work!!

My pillows got a makeover too…

Before:

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Ahh…

Oh how we love the after:

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So new!! (But we know better!!)

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I wasn’t crazy about the stripe at first because I used a stripe last year. I really wanted to use the geometric fabric I used on the pillow for the cushions, but there were only two yards left  on the bolt.

The stripe is so classic, though and it is really easy to sew with, so I’m  happy with how it turned out!

I stuck with the same color scheme as last year because it matches my awesome recycled plastic (what?!) outdoor rug which I’ll share with my deck makeover.

Easy Sew Outdoor Cushions

It took me almost eight yards to cover all the cushions. That includes a total of eight cushions. (You’ll see the rest when I reveal my new and improved deck!)

That’s approximately one yard (54″ wide) per cushion, but I was able to cut two side-by-side in my fabric.  These are quite thick so you should be able to do the same.

The fabric was on sale 50% off  at JoAnns on Memorial Day weekend and I had an additional 10% off coupon sent to me in the mail, so the total for covering all these cushions with Tax was only around $75!  One brand new cushion is at least $40!

Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial/Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Update: My Deck Makeover post is up now. You can see how the whole set turned out!

This is only part one  of my sew-easy outdoor cushion lesson.  I kick it up a notch with my settee cushion covers in my entry foyer courtyard thing-a-ma- jig. (Seriously we don’t know what to call it.)

I’m sharing those in a seperate post here.

Here’s a sneek peak:

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That was pretty easy right?

Hopefully you are feeling inspired!

XO,

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Comments

  1. The chairs are very lovely with their new cushions! I think it is so great if we can repurpose and reuse, it saves money and keeps things from the landfill.

  2. Christy, your chair covers and pillow look fantastic and you make it look SO easy!! Ok, I seriously need to take the cover off the new sewing machine and learn how to use it. Yes, you are inspiring me! :) Have a happy Sunday!

    • You are funny, Cindy! Sometimes for me, it’s dragging out the machine that deters me from starting a sewing project. That so silly, right? I hope you try these, they are really easy and well worth dragging the machine out for!:)

  3. Your cushion look so great! Cushions don’t last long outside in Georgia. It seems mine need to be replaced almost every year. I’ll remember to try this next year!

  4. Such beautiful fabric and your instructions are fantastic! Thanks

  5. Your cushions look great! Thanks for sharing the post, found it at Mop It Up Monday! Will be pinning this for future use… I need to redo my cushions but haven’t decided what color scheme to go with yet. I’m a new follower – love your blog!

  6. What a great tutorial, man do I wish we were neighbors. My sewing machine and I got a divorce years ago…lol I was forced to buy store bought ones….Great job.

  7. This is a great tutorial! I pinned it! I have new cushions now (because I afraid to make them), but next time I need (or want a new look) I have super directions that look easy enough for me to tackle! I like your other post too, with the how to on the back cushions! Thanks much and I love your fabric choices, the furniture all looks so fresh and enticing!

  8. Wow, Christy – totally awesome cushions. I love them, the fold over on the edge looks perfect!! Such a fabulous after:) Can’t wait to see the rest!!
    Krista

  9. Oh yummy….I want to do this with my patio furniture now. But I think I’ll wait till I get a patio first! :)

  10. So excited to find this! I have a few cushions I’d like to cover just for a different pop of color. Will have to enlist my mom’s help on this one, but it looks pretty achievable! Pinning!

  11. Wow Christy, it looks like a totally new patio set! I love the fabrics you chose. yeah, stripes are much easier to work with.

    • I know, right? This is a project I was REALLY not looking forward to because the old ones were so dirty with pollen and whatever else! So glad they’re done and good for another year…or two ! :)

  12. Wow, you are a genius. These look great. I am so glad I stopped by. I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian Home on my blog. It would be great if you could stop by. Have a lovely day!

  13. Wonderful post, I’ve enjoyed it very much. My chairs are still ok..but now I know what to do. I hope you don’t mind that I’ve reposted it at my linky gallery “The Blog POST OFFICE”. It’s a Reverse Linkly. The gallery is a lovely place being filled with great blog posts like yours and other fab bloggers. Drop by, I hope you’ll enjoy the POST OFFICE too. If you place a backlink of “The POST OFFICE” with your post, you may be considered for the “First Class Post” award.

    Thank you, have a SUNNY day, Victoria Lavender

  14. Oh you make it look SO easy for this non-sewer ! ;) Love, love, love the fabric you chose!! Thanks for sharing on Project Inspire{d}…Pinning! :)
    Nancy

  15. Thank you SO much! I keep looking at my washed out old cushion covers and thinking I need new ones, but they are so expensive! I always find good deals at Hancock and you totally convinced me that I can make my own…and that I simply must have stripes:)If you get a sec this weekend, I am hosting a Linky party and would be super excited if you stopped by to share this awesome post!
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time
    http://too-much-time.com/2013/06/get-schooled-saturday-80.html

  16. Wow! Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing! “pinned!”
    I’ll be trying this!

  17. Kelly Palmer says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this and for making it so easy to understand! I have had some new fabric (striped) :) since last year that I planned on using to recover a cushion for our porch swing. I felt so intimidated to try it until now!

    • Great! You’re already one step ahead, Kelly!! This is really simple so dust of that machine and get to it! Thanks for taking the time to comment, it really does make my day :)

  18. Great tutorial! We recently bought an old metal patio set (bouncers and a glider), and once we sand, weld, and repaint them, I’m going to make cushions for them. This will be very helpful. Thanks! Take care – Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  19. Hi, Christy!

    I love that I was searching for sewing cushions and your blog came up! I remember seeing it a few weeks back on FB. Awesome job! I’m going to be making some covers for some pation chairs that were given to us and these look perfect. Can’t wait to start!

    xo,
    Lilly

    • That is crazy awesome!! These are really easy to make! What’s funny too is I was searching for glass knobs online and my china hutch( which has glass handles) came up. I came up in my own search ha ha! Good luck with your cushions! :)

    • Ok so I checked out your site and I am blown away by the beautiful sound that you and Megumi make as a team!!! Really beautiful!! How amazing is it that you get to do something you love that you are obviously so talented at???! :)

  20. I live in Az and the dust is terrible in the desert! I need a better color for my outdoor set! I have a sewing machine but I don’t really sew. However I think I can do this after reading your post. Thanks very much for sharing your skills! Blessings, B

  21. Leslie Baker says:

    I am so glad I found this! Last night I almost lost my mind trying to sew new covers for my outdoor furniture. I was using a much more difficult method but can’t wait to get home and try this. Even with my limited sewing abilities I KNOW I can do this.
    Thanks!
    Leslie

  22. christine says:

    I did this same thing for our outdoor chair cushions. It is incredibly easy. I slip stitched the top ‘opening’ so that I could wash them if need be. Though I think I will take your suggestion and just make new ones when these have had it! Heaven knows I have enough fabric stashed!!

    • I have been covering mine like this for years too, but decided to share it this year. I was really surprised to see how much positive feedback this post received. Some people are terrified of sewing, but I wanted to show how simple it could be! :)

  23. Thank you for your tutorial I am going to try and get mine done before my sons birthday bbq this weekend. Yours look great ! I am inspired. I read on another blog to use shower curtains for fabric to save some money :) thought your readers might like that idea. Happy diy-ing

  24. I bought some greatly discounted Smith & Hawkins chairs years ago but the cushions fabric has finally rotted. I tried to find replacement cushions but the prices were so outrageous that my husband wants to get new furniture. The chairs are still great and it would be a shame to get rid of them. I am so glad I found your tutorial. My next decision is to find some affordable fabric and wipe the dust off the old sewing machine.

  25. Deborah Breeding says:

    Dear Christy, love your tutorial, the pictures are beautiful, all so easy to understand. My elderly father needs new cushions, shopping around I was blown away at cost to replace. How would you cover a cushion with top and bottom connected? Thankyou for the inspiration. Deborah

    • Hi Deborah, thanks for your sweet comment! I wonder if you could lay the two-piece cushion flat and make a cover for the entire thing, but make it a tad bit longer. Then sew a seam where the cushions connect once it’s in place? I haven’t tried to make one for that type of cushion before. Good luck :)

  26. This is such an awesome tip! I don’t have any chairs with cover but I’ve pinned this “just in case” for the future.

  27. Your tutorial was perfect! Winter in VA-now is the perfect time to get started.

  28. I am so inspired by this post and keen to revamp my outdoor setting with new cushions. I am looking to buy my first sewing machine. Any tips for this sort of DIY job? I would like to use outdoor fabric similar to yours. Does the machine need to be heavy duty. As its my first machine I’d like it to be something I can grow into but also not too pricey. Any suggestions would be great!

    • I’m so glad you feel inspired, Kate! You just need a basic machine. I like Kenmore and Singer. A simple machine will sew outdoor fabric no problem. If you were to sew so with something really heavy like a denim, you would just change out the needle for a more heavy duty one. Good luck :)

  29. Thanks for the blog. The cushion cover is pretty and the color of that is also amazing. This is a way we can deliver a new look to our house but the best part is that we can do by ourselves the work of cushion cover sewing.

  30. Can you sew these pellows by hand and still work I plan on makeing some cousions for my outdoor couch because I can’t aford them at 25$ a pellow so I was wandering if I could sew these by hand and they will hold up?

  31. What a great tutorial, man do I wish we were neighbors. My sewing machine and I got a divorce years ago…lol I was forced to buy store bought ones….Great job.

  32. Thanks for the tutorial. Have you tried this over cushions with welting? My current cushions have welting, and I don’t know how this will look.

    • My original cushions had welting and the new covers looked great. Outdoor fabrics usually have pretty patterns too which helps. You can also consider removing the existing covers and just recovering the old inserts, but I don’t think it’s necessary. Hope this helps :)

      • Cathryn d says:

        Hi, love this tutorial! I wasn’t sure where to post this question. Our cushions are cheap and not comfy. I’m thinking of getting a cheap couch on craigslist to salvage the cushions to use on our outdoor furniture. Is this a good idea? Would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks!

  33. Oh Christi, your pillows are so gorgeous! I need to recover oour cushions but am hesitant…. It looks like so much work…..
    Yours are so pretty…!!
    Hoping you have a terrific week…. :)
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  34. Cathryn d says:

    Hi, I’ve been researching fabrics. I don’t want to do all this work and the next year have to redo it. If I’m using old sofa cushions do I need to get special waterproof fabric or would general “outdoor” fabric be okay? It seems like Sunbrella is the best but so pricey. Thanks for your advice!

  35. Christy, I remember this post from last summer. So glad you shared it at the DIY Sunday Showcase party this week!

  36. Great idea! And awesome tutorial!! I’m pinning this one to our talent board on DIY Sunday Showcase! Thanks for sharing!

    Shelly-Minettesmaze

  37. Hey! I love these chairs. You done a fantastic job redoing them. I was curious though, if you don’t mind my asking. What type of material is this? And where did you get it? I’ve been searching for something similar but I haven’t had any luck. Hopefully, you’ll be able to help me out! Thanks :)

    • Hi Rachel, I purchased this fabric at Joanne Fabrics last Spring. It’s an outdoor fabric that runs around $10 a yard on sale. Any outdoor fabric will do and they had a great selection last year. Hope this helps. :)

  38. I am looking to do this to my dreadful cushions and I’m wondering what type of fabric your using!?! I was looking at outdoor types and they can be pricey :/ . Could I use any fabric and just be sure to store them when not in use (This way would be much cheaper)
    ……..?

    I am soo confused with ordering online. Swatches seem to coast 3.00, but one yard 59.99 ?..or is it the bolt ( it just doesn’t really say or I am seriously missing something )?….. Buying online seems to be harder than in person, but such a better verity. Please help lol

    • Hi Nichole, I used indoor/outdoor fabric I found at Joanne Fabrics. I believe it was originally 19.99/yard, but I had a 50% off coupon making it around $10/yard. The outdoor fabrics are more water resistant and fade resistant than regular fabric, so I would try to find something recommended for the outdoors. You can try Joanne’s online. Sunbrella fabric is very pricey, which is probably what you are seeing for $59.99, but you don’t have to spend that much. And yes, that is for one yard. Crazy, I know! I’d be happy to answer any other questions, good luck!

      • Thank you! I found some really cute indoor/outdoor fabrics. I began to worry this was going to be just as pricey as buying new cousins, but I found some really cute fabrics on sale at fabric.com. I was able to order enough fabric to cover 8 chairs, a bench and a few pillows for under 80 bucks. including the thread!! Can’t wait till it arrives, so I can show how they turn out!! Thanks again!!

  39. I’m a newbie at sewing and I cannot for the life of me figure out exactly what you did at the corners to make them look so perfect! Could you go into a little more detail please? You put the cover back on after sewing the two side seams, and then what? I’m just not getting how you pin the fabric at the corners.

    Thanks in advance!

  40. Maraleta says:

    Hi Christy! I was wondering how thick your foam cushion was? Hard to tell in the pictures.

  41. Hi Christy
    Thanks for sharing this tutorial. You make it look so easy! I just bought outdoor fabric and will be using it to cover 12 new, bare cushions for 6 chairs. It looks like your back cushions are the same shape as your seat cushions, with the box corners. My back cushions are shaped a little differently – more like your accent pillow but larger. So I’m trying to decide if I should do square corners on those or not. I’m also wondering if it’s worth making matching ties to tie the cushions to the chairs. Do your cushions stay put without them? :-)

    • Hi Cindy! I would not do square corners on the back cushions. Instead, I would make a cover more like a pillow case, but with the opening across the bottom. If the corners are rounded, you can put it on inside out and pin the corners to get a more tailored fit. Then sew where you’ve pinned. As for the ties, my cushions originally had ties, but I covered right over them and did not add new ones. Because mine are a bit on the large side, they tend to stay in place pretty well. You could easily add them if you decide you need them. Hope this is helpful! Good luck :)

  42. This looks so easy! What I can’t figure out is how, after you folded and pinned the fabric on the cushion, you got it back out to sew and then back on again. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Kaitlyn! I pinned the side seams, took the cover off and sewed the side seams. Then I put it back on (still inside out) and folded the corners down and pinned. Removed it again and sewed the corner seams, then turned it right side out and put it back on. Then I hand-stitched the back closed. Hope this explains it better :)

  43. I love this tutorial! I have two great big standard poodles, who are wonderful!!!! But they needed good beds so looked around and got my hands on some couch cushions, one was to small and two was to big so I cut one in half. Then covered it in batting and covered it in a nice easy to wash cotton. They love their new beds and they look so much better than ugly store beds.
    Thanks again

  44. Tiffany says:

    I have a silly question. What kind of thread did you use? Is it necessary to use outdoor thread? Love your tutorial by the way!

  45. Hi. I didn’t have time to read ALL the comments, so please forgive me if you’ve already answered, but I am going to do new cushions for our outdoor furniture. The foam is WAY more expensive than I thought it would be, but that’s okay b/c I think our old ones may be kinda moldy! ANyhow, I was just wondering since the outdoor fabric is kind of thicker, do I need to be using a thicker needle on my machine? Also, do I need thicker than average thread to sew them? THANKS!

    • Hi Tamra! I used a regular need and all-purpose thread and they worked just fine! The foam is ridiculously expensive, open up one of yours and see if it can be saved. Mine were pretty bad this year before I recovered them, but they were perfect inside. Good luck! :)

      • Hey Christy–Yeah, we did open one up and it was NASTY!! Amazing what ten years (or so) can do!? GROSS! So, unfortunately, we are replacing them. So far, it’s about $20 PER cushion. It’s less than upgrading the furniture anyhow! ANd..I LOVE picking out the EXACT fabric that I like!

  46. Christy,

    The chairs and cushions look awesome! What color spray paint did you use for the chairs? (I apologize if you already posted that and I missed it.)

  47. Thanks… I needed that…I make dog collars by hand, but needed a little assistance on sewing up some fresh cushions and pillows for my airstream trailer. Best to you for sharing

  48. Leesa M says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I can barely turn on my sewing machine and I managed to update my deck cushions in around 4 hours!

    My cushions were too large and I couldn’t get the material to wrap correctly with the stripes going perpendicular, but I still managed to sew somewhat straight lines even without the stripes as a guide! :-)

    http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-RwrT6QS/0/O/i-RwrT6QS.png

  49. Jesmond Goodliff says:

    Hi,

    Just to say thanks for the tutorial! I have been looking for a simple way of making a box cushion for a window seat and this worked a treat, the corners look really smart and I’m very pleased with how it came out – thank you!

    Jes

  50. Lisa L. says:

    I’m excited to gives this a try! I just bought material (not striped) lol and I’m ready to go. It sounds like I’m recovering the exact cushions. My patio furniture set was also from Target with white frame and light green cushions. Wish me luck!!!

  51. Love the cushions and I’m so glad I found this post it has inspired me to redo my set which I have been putting off. Great tutorial!

  52. Thank you Christy! I have not sewed in decades. Your directions were so easy to follow. The only problem I had, was operating my sewing machine….one trip to the shop fixed that!

    Had the tension on 0…he set my tension and the machine purred.

    I have mentioned you in my blog. Again, thank you for AWESOME directions and your patio is beautiful!

    http://mystateofserenity.blogspot.com/

  53. Christy–thanks so much for your tutorial! I used your directions to recover my outdoor cushions and love the results. Here’s where I wrote about it:
    http://scrapperjann.blogspot.com/

  54. Thank you so much for this great article on recovering patio furniture. We went to a discount fabric store in Phoenix called Fabric by the Pound and found great outdoor upholstery fabric for $4.99 a yard. We got three yards which was perfect and even with the strong upholstery thread and new sewing machine needle, we only spent $20 to do four cushions. The transformation is amazing!

  55. Thanks for the tutorial! I made some cushions for a large indoor chair we have been needing to update. Your tutorial made it very easy and manageable! Made both cushions in under an hour. Thanks!

  56. Hi Christy, I haven’t sewn anything in years and I have no idea how to measure for fabric. I quoted you below:
    “That’s approximately one yard (54″ wide) per cushion, but I was able to cut two side-by-side in my fabric. These are quite thick so you should be able to do the same.”
    I have two cushions per chair, a shorter back (about 2/3 the size of yours) and a separate bottom. Should I be able to get just one chair covered per yard of fabric or will I be able to cover two chairs (4 cushions total). I am confused about your total of 8 yards, as it looks like you covered new throw pillows, too. Would the 8 yards include enough for six chairs and the pillows?

    • I am guesstimating you will need about a yard and a half for one chair (two cushions) if you use 54″ wide fabric. You should be able to cut two side-by-side. I did use around eight yards for mine, but that probably included my throw pillow fabric also. You can always take a cushion or the measurements to your fabric store, and the associate will be able to help you figure it out if you want to be sure. I apologize for not being clear in my post. Good luck with your cushions!! I’d be happy to answer any other questions you may have along the way. Figuring out how much fabric you need is the hardest part. :)

  57. Kathryn says:

    Excellent tutorial! Your project looked so great you inspired me to move forward with recovering my cushions too. I completed the task in an evening and the results are phenomenal. I appreciate the tip about keeping the original covers on, it really made a difference.

  58. Thank you for this tutorial…you helped me a great deal. I tackled some smaller cushions…but with you instructions, they came together fast. And they look great. Thank you again!

  59. Did you use a special type of material? I know that outdoor cushions usually have a type of material that repels water and dries easily. Just wondering if that is what you used. If so, what is it called? Thanks.

  60. Jill Neuharth says:

    Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!! I’ve been wasting tons of time shopping around from store to store trying to find cushions for my new patio set as well as replacement cushions for my old set. I found replacement ones for about $200 but no luck for the new set. After frustration set in I stumbled upon your post. My sewing skills are basic at best but your technique makes it SUPER EASY!!!! I made a test cushion out of some scraps. Not only am I going to sew cushions for my new patio set, I’m returning the $200 replacement set I just bought. Thankfully I saved all my old cushions and with a bit of trimming I can re-purpose the cushions from an even older set to fit my new set. When I’m done I plan to share the results and your blog with my 200 member ladies group! I’m off to Joann’s right now!

    • YAY!!!I’m so happy you found me!! It really is pretty darn easy to cover those old cushions, even with minimal sewing skills! I hope you’ll send me a pic when you’re done, good luck! :)

  61. Thanks for the tutorial. Your cushions look beautiful. I love stripes too.
    Saying G’day
    Have a great weekend,
    Bev

  62. Thank you!!!!! For doing this !!!!!!
    I actually am sitting here with a smile on my face cause I did something that looks good!!!!
    I am recovering the cushions in our RV…
    And my corners I just can’t quit admiring them!!!!!!
    Thank you!!!!!!

  63. I think this project is FANTASTIC! I don’t know how to sew and I was even able to do this. Thank you!!! Do you have a tutorial of how to cover the pillows? thanks!

  64. OMGosh!!! I have the exact set of furniture and decided to recover the cushions because 8 years of being outside and kids have destroyed them. I love the set and am so so excited that my first search on how to do this came to you!!

    Thank you for the easy to follow directions. Im thrilled!! I sort of wish I had picked striped fabric because that does look a lot easier but I didn’t and already paid for it so Here Goes!!

    Yay! Excited!!!

    • Awesome, Stacia! I’m excited for you! It’s amazing how great your set will look with sparkly new cushions, not to mention how satisfying it will feel because you did it yourself! Feel free to share a pic or two when you’re done :)

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