Instead of buying new furniture and cushions covers, why not revise or update your existing outdoor furnishing by creating some new cushion covers? Once you create your own cushions covers, this will allow you to get the accurate size, level of firmness, design and style, and comfort that you are searching for. Best of it all, sewing your own cushion covers enables you to save a significant amount of money.
In making cushion covers, you do require a bit of knowledge with the sewing machine or else they are relatively easy as cushions are simple shapes.
1. Evaluate Your Chairs
Measure the width of the seat in order to obtain the exact size if the cushion covers. Once the chairs have arms you also need to measure the area of the furniture inside the arms for stress free fitting of the cushions. Then measure the length of the furniture from the top to the back and to the corner of the seat.
2. Choose the Thickness
When your replacing existing cushion covers, follow these guide- do you like your cushions only the same pr a bit thicker. Once you don’t have existing cushions covers you will want to choose how thick you like your cushions covers to be. Approximately 1-1.5 inches is suitable for many chairs to put in a layer of expediency.
3. Purchase Materials
Purchase a piece of foam for every chair in the width and degree of firmness you need. Keep in mind that when you have a typical chair your cushion will have to bend where your seat meet the back part of the chair so ensure the foam is sufficiently flexible for that. Utilize the foam to guess the amount of material you need.
Don’t forget to take in measurements for every cushion, back and front and sides and even seams. Decide on your materials and purchase matching zippers for the covers that 2 or 3 inches shorter than the longest part for easy fitting of the cushion pads. Choose weather resistant material for outdoor cushion covers.
4. Make a Pattern and Trim the Fabric
Sketch an outline utilizing the foam as guide, make pieces for bottom, top and every side of the covers and mark the extra space for sewing. Cut the pieces for every cushion.
5. Seam and Stuff the Cushions
Seam the material pieces as one in and out to make the cushion covers seaming the zipper alongside the center of the longest areas and utilizing double rows for sewing to support seams.
Twists the cushion cover the right way round and the open the zippers, place the foam inside the cushion covers then close the zipper. Check the cushions on your seats. If they glide about too much put in tie tabs to the cushion covers in order that you can stay the cushion covers in a right place.
Cushion covers are very expensive. But with proper knowledge and research, you can make your own high quality cushion covers without spending too much. You just need to have dedication and willingness in sewing cushion covers.