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Make do-it-yourself garden cushions or lounge cushions

Be prepared for a beautiful spring and hot summer and make beautiful outdoor cushions from outdoor fabric now. This way you will soon be sitting comfortably and welcoming the sun's rays with wonderful comfort and you will no longer have to get to work.

Time for comfortable cushions for your garden furniture! Because sitting on aluminum chairs or a wooden bench is not very comfortable. New garden cushions are also the best way to quickly add colour, texture and atmosphere to your balcony or terrace.

Reasons to make your own garden cushions

Perhaps the original cushions that came with your patio furniture have already endured several summers and need to be replaced? Or maybe you want to change the atmosphere of your outdoor area every season? Whatever the reason, DIY garden cushions are a great way to update your patio furniture.

It is not always easy to find the perfect pillows. Making your own pillows gives you complete creative control. Unlike cushions that come ready-made, DIY garden cushions allow you to choose the size, color and pattern. They are also very easy to make, thanks to colormasters wide range of beautiful outdoor fabrics for outdoor use.

How do you make your DIY outdoor cushions?

To make cushions for patio furniture or replace chair seats in your patio set, you need good quality outdoor fabric. Outdoor fabrics are resistant to weather influences, do not shrink and are easy to process. The Sunbrella fabrics that Kleurmeester offers meet all these qualities. You also work with quality thread from Gutermann or Amann and because outdoor fabrics are often thicker, sewing with a jeans needle is recommended. A good quality zipper, YKK zipper is also important. You can buy this online per linear meter. We always start by sewing the zippers to the relevant panels and work from there.

If you're going to reupholster your old cushion filling, you're just making a DIY cushion cover. If you go for completely new outdoor cushions, you will need some foam rubber or polyester cushion filling. You can buy this online and have it cut to size if necessary. If necessary, order a stocking so that your seat foam can easily slide into the cushion cover.

Fabric calculation for outdoor cushions

If you are going to reupholster your old cushions, it is best to take the old cushion covers apart and use them as a pattern. But also to calculate how much fabric you need. How to take into account any pattern in the fabric!

Throw pillows typically only have a front and back panel. Measure this and add 1 cm to the length and width. This gives you a seam allowance of 1 cm all around.

If you make cushions for a patio sofa or garden chair, so-called box/box cushions, you also need the height of the side panels. Don't forget to add a 1cm seam allowance on each side of these panels as well.

Have fun making your pillows!

PS If you ultimately do not get around to making your own garden cushions due to lack of time or for some other reason, you can also have your garden cushions custom made by us. We are happy to help you with it. Email us your fabric choice, wishes and dimensions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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