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Getting Things Done – 5 Lawn Chair Cushions Completed

Last week, for WIP Wednesday, I posted pictures of the lawn chair cushions that I was in the process of making.  Well this Wednesday, I can report that the lawn chair cushions have been moved to the 2011 – Projects Completed list.

Here’s a before picture.

Best and worst of cushions

Of the 5, the one on the left was in the best condition and the one on the right was in the worst.  The others were in varying condition between those two extremes.

A comparison picture… before and after.

Before and After

When I was editing that picture to downsize it, I realized that we’d put the cushion in the chair backwards, but as the cushions are all finished now, it’s too late to take another before and after, so here’s a better picture of one of the finished cushions in the chair with the cushion facing the way its supposed to.

Finished cushion

To keep this project as economical as possible we reused the batting (after washing it) from all but the seat of the worst cushion and I also covered the old buttons with the main upholstery fabric so that we could reuse those.

I’m working on a how-to post detailing the steps I took when recovering the lawn chair cushions… from making the pattern to cutting the fabric to sewing the cushions together.

And here are the lawn chairs with their newly recovered cushions.

Ready to sit and chat in

We can once again use all 5 of our lawn chairs.  I may have to invite the neighbours over for a cold drink and a visit on the front porch, just so that I can to show them off.

6 Comments

  • Amy, a redeemed sheep
    July 14, 2011 10:03 am

    They look GREAT!! Wonderful job!

  • Sandra :)
    July 14, 2011 7:16 pm

    They’re gorgeous – I bet they took a long time to make, but they’re sure worth it! And when you make them yourself, you get to choose exactly what YOU want – not what the stores offer in the right size!

  • maria
    July 15, 2011 8:57 am

    WOW!! I love your new outdoor chair covers. Well done.

  • Robin (rsIslandCrafts)
    July 16, 2011 8:27 am

    They look amazing! You did a great job.

  • Tobie Peck
    July 16, 2011 10:44 am

    Sue,they look great…and we still come over for a drink? lol 🙂

    • supermom
      July 16, 2011 11:51 am

      For sure Tobie, you can still come on over for a drink and a visit… lol We have to enjoy this bit of cooler weather before it’s back to blazing hot temps.

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