Monday, June 11, 2012

Outdoor Cushions

Pin It My Mom has a cute little bistro set that sits upon her patio.  We have been enjoying the sunshine out there in the morning while we drink our coffee and tea but the seats are a little hard on the old tushie.


The bistro set is made from wrought iron and I decided to whip up a set of seat cushions that will make our morning ritual a little more comfy.


Digging through the stash that I have here, I found the perfect fabric.  It is a heavy cotton that will withstand being sat upon and it matches her garden shed!!!! 






Now that was something I didn't think I could do ..... here is a picture of the garden shed .... 








colorful isn't it?  She wanted something that would stand out and not be 'ordinary' and well it certainly does that .... but on the other hand ... it grows on you after a while.




The seats are 12 inches in diameter so I used an old flower pot that was the same measurement, traced it onto the fabric and cut it out.




First though I made an extra 'cushion' that will slide into the outer cushion fabric.  I don't know why I decided to do that but I thought it might 'hold' the cushion together a bit better.  So I just used scrap fabric to make the inside 'cushion'.  






I lightly stuffed it with cotton batting...I didn't want the cushion to be too 'hard' so I didn't need that much....I wanted more of just a thin layer.




Once the inside cushion was made, I sewed the outer cushion, stuffed them and finished them off with a seam around the outside.  









Placing them on the chairs, I was a little disappointed that I hadn't made them a tad bigger.  Once sitting on them however, they seem to be just find and very comfortable......BUT then my Mom got another idea.....




"How about a tablecloth?" she asked, "Do you have enough leftover fabric?"  




Well, I had enough.....for the center. I quickly added a coordinating border and hemmed it.  Just as I was finishing up, the clouds cleared from the early afternoon showers and we were able to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine.  Cheers!




Remember to give your loved ones a hug!



14 comments:

  1. I love the cushions and the table clothe is just a cherry on top!!! Gorgeous! They match the adorable shed too! Happy Monday!!

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    1. Thanks Leslie, happy Monday to you too!

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  2. So happy for you to be able to spend time and share your talents with your Mom. The cushions and tablecloth and shed ... love the COLOR!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. Yes, that color is pretty, isn't it?

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  3. LOVE the shed color! How nice to be able to share the time with your Mom & help brighten her outdoor space

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    1. Thanks Kati, yes she is working me hard while I am here! LOL

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  4. Way to go deb. Great job as always.

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    1. Thanks Deannie, what have you been up to during your vaca?

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  5. Lovely colours! You and your mom must have the tiniest buttocks, making such small cushions ;-)
    (meant in a loving way, no criticism)
    Are you in the proces of a "extreme home makeover" that you undertake all these lovely things with your mom?? Wish I had a bond with my mom like that.....
    Enjoy the sun! (and send some this way)
    Hug, Bianca

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    1. LOL, the cushions only look tiny Bianca....LOL that comment made my day. No extreme home makeover...just a few things to help her with while I am here. Will send some sun your way!

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  6. Just the punch it needed. Very bright ans cheery!

    Melinda

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    1. Thanks Melinda! I hope you are enjoying your vacation.

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  7. So very cute...just what it needed!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. These small cushions are really Beautiful.
    Nice work done.

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Debbie

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