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!