Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tis the Season...

Apparently, it is the season.  The season for new patio chair cushions!  Donna did it...click here, and Nicole did it...click here.  

And, now...I am in the process of doing it.  My friend, Kim, commissioned me to make patio chair cushions for 4 chairs.  She wants them to be removable so she is able to launder them.  She purchased eight 36" zippers, and 7 yards of outdoor canvas fabric and sent me on my way!  I have the first set (seat and back) completed.

Before...

After...


I knew how I wanted to put them together, and knew it wouldn't be difficult.  But, I was working it all out as I went along, which is much more time-consuming than working with a pattern.  I placed zippers on the back edge of the seat cushion (on the back cushion, that would be the bottom edge) and extended them down the sides for easy on/off. 

The main piece of fabric covers the cushion from the back (or bottom) edge, wraps around the front edge, and covers the other side of the cushion to the other side of the back (or bottom) edge.  The corners all turned out nicely...


All seams were double-stitched and all raw edges were overcast.  Working my way through the first cover took a good amount of time.  Although the measurements were different (the back is thinner and not square), the second piece was easier and I got it done much more quickly.  Now that I know it all worked out...they fit like a glove!...and the numbers are all written down, it should be a snap to complete the other 6 pieces.  I imagine by the time I get to the 8th cover, it should take but a few minutes to complete!  ~grin~

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And, for today's dog fix, here's a photo of Kim's dog, pretty girl Tahoe...

 Have a great rest of today!


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

6 comments:

kelley said...

love them...great fabric choice...oh how I hate zippers going around a corner...sweet dog too!

gretchenjoanna said...

Kim is lucky to have such a friend - beautiful work!

Kim said...

Those cushions are HOT!

Farm Girl said...

What a neat job you did Jacque! I love how those corners look. Gosh, I need to do that. It would be so much cheaper than buying the cheepos they sell now.
I love the fabric you chose. Very nice looking dog too.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Jacque, I like the cushions...what pretty material, so nice and bright...You do your craft well...very sweet pup too...Hugs

moosecraft said...

Wow! Those cushions really warm up the look of those chairs! Simply beautiful!
Tahoe looks like a real sweetheart!

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