Ida Green Outdoor August 31st, 2018 - 09:56:19
So I started looking online and anything that I found for already-made outdoor seat cushions that I wanted were going to be at least a hundred and twenty dollars for three sets of cushions and back cushions for my couch, and I was really trying to lower that cost. And make it about half of that, so I have spent probably about seventy to eighty dollars for all the supplies that I need for these cushions. So that makes my total for of my couch and for the cushions to be roughly around a hundred and fifty dollars.
So I thought that was a lot better because I didn't want to make something that I sort of just went out and purchased from the store already made already put together for two-three hundred dollars. If I wanted it to be something that was really budget friendly and cost-effective, so this is what I came up with for the outdoor cushions, alright So if I needed all three of them, that still would have been cost-effective for me to get three pillows rather than buying already made outdoor cushions. So that's for the back pillows to cover them.
I am going to use this drop cloth here, which I got from Amazon, and this, I believe, is a six by nine foot and it was about nine dollars and I got two of them one. To make the top pill the back pillows and one to make the bottom cushion and then to fuse all of this together I got new six thousand Fabri fuse and I've never used it before, but it's supposed to be pretty strong, and hopefully it will be strong enough to use this together to make some pillowcases. Basically, I also have this unique stitch, which I just found in the drawer in case I didn't have enough six thousand and then I also have this stitch witchery, which is just fusible tape that you do with the iron and that will be I'll use that, for my hemming and then I will glue everything together then I have my scissors and my rulers and my cutter, and that is it so I am ready to get started.
So I started off by cutting six pieces of the drop cloth at 30 inches by 30 inches, and I did that so that I would have a couple inch overhang so that I could him the seams, together with the e6000 glue, and that is what I'm doing Here, I'm quoting one piece of fabric up, and then I have another piece of fabric underneath that I am using the e6000 on and I'm just folding it back together and I took pains to hold it in place after it was glued down because the e6000 takes about eight hours for it to completely dry, and then I did that to all three sides of the pillowcase and I left one side open and then I also did that to each pillowcase and I had three pillowcases in total.
So now I'm ready to cover the seat and for the seat. I bought convoluted bed path and they are 33 inches by 76 inches by. I believe two inches two inches thick, so I bought two of these to stack on top of each other so that I will have four inch thick cushions now the length is perfect. My couch is 72 inches. So that's perfect. The width, though, is about 29 inches. So I'm going to need to cut a few inches off of the width on each of these to make them 29 inches. So for my seat cushions, I started off by trimming both the mattress pads to 29 inches in width with my scissors, and then I used my drop cloth, which was 6 by 9, which fit perfectly for both these mattress pads and I just folded the drop cloth over top of it, and then I started using my hem tape and my iron and I folded up the drop cloth and started hemming it to the mattress pad.
Now this is an unconventional method, so you want to make sure that you do not burn yourself. You're being careful with the iron and also you are not burning through the mattress pad or the claw, but it did work out and it's used the two pieces together really well. This is the side here, which was a little bit more difficult to work with. It was just a lot of folding and unfolding some pieces off, but I tried to just kind of wrap it like a present and then use the hem tape to fold it up and fuse it together the east side, the long Side was the easiest to fuse together.
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