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Making Inexpensive Patio Chair Pillows

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If your old outdoor pillows are worn, stained, or you just want a change, this thrifty solution is for you. Use a plastic or fabric tablecloth for making these inexpensive patio chair pillows.


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May 24, 2017

This project explains how to make thrifty patio chair pillows with material used from a $3.00 inexpensive plastic tablecloth purchased from Walmart. You can also use a cloth tablecloth of your choice.

Total Time: 2 to 3 hours

Yield: 2 pillows


  • 1 plastic tablecloth
  • 1 spool of thread
  • Poly Fil, in the amount needed to fill pillow
  • 1 measuring tape
  • 1 pair scissors
  • 1 marking pencil
  • sewing machine


  1. First measure the seat of the chair for the width and length.
  2. Fold the tablecloth in half with wrong side up.
  3. Mark material 1 inch more than size measured to allow for stitching.
  4. Cut out material for size needed for pillow plus the 1 inch seam allowance.
  5. Sew sides, bottom, and one half to two thirds of top.
  6. Fill with the poly-fil as needed. Sew top, folding material inward at top opening.
  7. Sew across to close top of pillow.
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June 1, 20170 found this helpful
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Yes, you can use just about anything you want. I think I might try bandana's for the fourth of july in red,white and blue and sew it like patchwork.


I use polyfil cause you can wash them and just hang to dry.

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May 31, 20170 found this helpful

Looks good, think I will just grab some old bed pillows and put them to work....

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June 1, 20170 found this helpful

You can use just about anything you want. I also think you could use bandanna's there $1.00 at Walmart you could sew differant one's together and make it like patchwork. Think I might try it for the fourth of July with red,white and blue. Have fun I used poly-fil because you can wash them and hang them up to dry.

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