It’s summer and all you want to do is sit outside in the sunshine and read some good books – right? Well that dream has been thwarted by the weather here lately. So it’s a great time to get your sewing machine out and be ready for when the sun comes out again! These outdoor cushions are for your garden furniture and for not stressing when you forget them and a sudden rain shower appears. “Why not?” I hear you ask! Well – because you’ve made them from a shower curtain!
These cushions are made from a striped shower curtain which suits the coastal/nautical theme in the garden with my DIY water feature with sea glass and more to come soon!
How to make these outdoor cushions
You will need a polyester fabric shower curtain – not a plastic or pvc one.
Cut an oblong of fabric twice the width of intended cushion size. Fold in half.
Sew the edges together inside out in a square leaving a gap on one edge about 10cm long.
Turn right side out.
Stuff the cushion with bunched up plastic carrier bags for an even more showerproof result. Or you can just use normal toy stuffing.
Turn the edges of the stuffing gap into the cushion and sew up the gap.
The cushions aren’t waterproof but after being left out in a short shower they will dry out very quickly.
I think they were the quickest cushions I’ve ever made, now where’s my book?
If you like the bench that I have these cushions on, you can find one similar here:
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