Did you notice the “grain sack” cushions with my revamped garden furniture from yesterdays post?
I measured my cushions’ height, length and thickness, and cut a piece of fabric to sew a “bag” for the cushion.
The bag is 25cm longer than the cushion:
I hemmed the bottom side and then sewed the bag together inside-out. My cushions have rounded corners, so I sewed my top corners rounded, and cut off the excess fabric, to allow for a better fit:
Then simply tuck your cushion inside, and fold the extra bottom fabric in, underneath the cushion, inside the bag:
I came up with this way of closing fabric around a cushion after seeing it on French duvet covers. It is almost an envelope closure, but not quite, since all the fabric is still loose. But I have used this closure for garden furniture cushions before, and trust me it holds up fine! No need to struggle with a zipper, or a button closure 😀
Just imagine the options for your garden furniture cushions! And you can buy any ugly old garden furniture cushion at the thrift store and easily revamp it to match your style and taste 🙂 YAY for frugal alternatives!
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