Thursday, June 27, 2019

Easy Reupholstered Cushion DIY

 Summer is here and it’s time for a refresh of the back deck of our Airbnb.

I purchased these chairs which came with the beige cushions...hmm, I thought to myself, “This sitting area needs more pizazz and color, plus the fabric it came with was rather flimsy and got dirty fast.

I obviously needed a durable, outdoor fabric and something that can withstand the sun. I found this pretty Ottertax canvas from (Don’t let the name of the company fool you, you don’t have to be a huge corporation to buy from them, you can be a weekend crafter like me.)

They had so many fun, vibrant designs to choose from that I had a difficult time picking. But, being that I’m in Woodstock, NY, I thought this floral pattern was perfect...kinda goes with the feel and funkiness of the area and it surely will brighten up that back porch.

This canvas is perfect for outdoor and indoor projects. It features a plastic PVC backing and waterproof coating, making it extremely durable and resilient.

My sewing skills are limited and I didn’t want to spend an entire weekend making cushions with individual panels. So, I decided to wrap the cushion like a present...well, it is kind of a gift to the porch. :)

I removed the old covers and placed the cushion on the fabric, with Cocoa's help, making sure I had enough to cover the front, back and sides...just like wrapping a gift. I folded the fabric over the front of the cushion to the back and then wrapped the sides like a present. I made sure to have enough fabric in the back of the cushion to seal it. I folded the edges of the two side panels under, pinned it in place and removed it from the cushion. I was a little worried that my sewing machine might not be able to handle the fabric, but it easily did. Whew!

Once I had the two sides sewn, how am I going to close it? I’m not very good at zippers so I decided to seal it with very strong velcro...easy!

With some added plants and two bright green pillows, I just love how my deck looks now! Thank you!


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