Sewing new cushions for your patio furniture or other chairs is easier than you think! I recently purchased a used set of patio chairs that were in great shape – except for the cushions. I saved about 80% compared to buying the same furniture set new because I’m going to make new cushions – or maybe just cushion covers. I needed to look inside the old cushions before I decided.
In this video I’ll show you how I deconstructed the cushions so I could use the fabric pieces as templates for sewing new covers.
I also wanted to take a look at the materials inside the cushions to see if it was worth saving and using in the new furniture cushions.
If you already know how to sew quilts or clothes then I think you’ll find sewing your own cushions to be very easy.
Here are the tools I used in the video and links for where to buy them:
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Are you ready to sew a Picnic Tote for yourself? Let’s go!
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Oh what fun to watch your “how-to” videos! I took apart the cover on a This-End-Up loveseat 30 years ago and made covers to match my kitchen, then put the loveseat in my kitchen bay window. It’s still my fav spot to relax in. And I’ve enjoyed changing the covers for the seasons! This type of furniture is my fav because changing the look by changing the cushion covers is very simple and the furniture can be found for free on Craigslist. Thanks for showing the zipper fold method- that was new info. I enjoy all your sewing lessons, you are my daily sewing inspiration!
This was very informative!! I made cushion covers for a friend once – it was a terrible experience, and my cushions looked awful. :-/ She bought cheap fabric that was terrible to sew with, I didn’t have the old (brand new but not to her preference) cushions to consult, and just from watching your video I’ve realized some of my errors! I really need to make new covers for some of my furniture this winter, and now I think I can!