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missystuhff
« on: May 03, 2006 09:59:06 PM »

Soon, it will be summer and I will have two glorious weeks between classes to get some much needed crafting done... I moved into my very first 'all by myself' apartment this winter, and I am looking forward to making a few fun things for my patio.
A good friend and I are going to build a bench out of an old door (that is the plan anyway) but I also want to have some cushions that I can leave outside. What kind of fabric should I use? Is there any special batting that should go on the inside to keep it from molding/becoming a critter home? I have okay sewing skills, and any help would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006 10:28:03 PM »

there are specific outdoor fabrics sold at all the fabric stores, hancocks sells sunbrella and other brands with the upholstery fabrics, and you can get real foam or its cheaper cousin nufoam and cover it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006 10:35:57 PM »

thanks! How did I not think of foam... awesome, thanks
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006 06:50:49 PM »

I have this idea of making some pillows for my swing using a cheap vinyl table cloth (the kind you can get at any Wal-Mart, dollar store, etc for like $2). I have some old couch pillows that I am going to use as the pillow form. I think I will stop saying I will and actually do it. I will keep you updated.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2006 09:25:51 PM »

Awesome, let me know how it turns out, I still haven't gotten around to my benches... boo money...
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006 07:48:00 PM »

I picked up some patio chairs at a garage sale today and they came with some pillow covers that I really don't like.  Any suggestions on covering these pillows?  Or is it cheaper to just buy some new ones?
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2006 08:18:07 PM »

buy some outdoor fabric you like and make them yourself. figure out the dimensions of the chair, cut two pieces the same, if your cushion is 18x18x3 then cut pieces that are 22 inches square, that will give you enough for the depth of the cushion and half inch seams, then sew the pieces right sides together, leave a hole to turn and shove cushion in and then hand sew closed.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2006 08:23:16 PM »

Thanks Superstitch!  Any idea how much outdoor fabric costs?
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2006 08:26:49 PM »

at hancocks its in between 6-12 bucks a yard you probably need 2/3 yard per cushion depending on your measurements.
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