Making Your Own Cushion Covers for Outdoor Furniture

I was given a set of outdoor couches by my brother when he moved away. The fabric is ripped and falling apart. Is there any easy way to make replacement covers for the cushions (for someone who is intimidated by the sewing machine)?

By Dawn from FL

September 3, 20100 found this helpful

I used fabric shower curtains I got from Thrift stores or Goodwill. Made it like a pillowcase and whip stitched the ends closed. You could just tuck it, wrap it around the cushion if you don't want to sew. Or, use the iron-on stitch witchery to make the seams. Sheets can also be used. Neither is water-proof but dry easily.

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September 3, 20100 found this helpful

There are many simple patterns out there to use, versus trying to make a pattern. Sewing cushion covers is fairly easy. Just use a scrap of the materials you will be using to get the number of stitches correct, and also the tension. Could a friend help? Since you will be sitting on them often they need to be secured in order to look decent. Take your time, maybe start with simple pillows for an accent. Good luck!

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September 3, 20100 found this helpful

You could use the cheap tablecloths you get at the Dollar Store. Buy some stick on velcro. You can get that at WalMart. Just cut out the shape for your cushion and stick the velcro on the eges and press together. They're also easy to replace later with the velcro on them. Just pull them off and make new ones!

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