diy patio chair cushions

DIY Chair Cushions

Remember the patio table DIY from a couple of weeks ago? I’ve been dying to get the rest of our little balcony patio finished up, and I think this was the last of the projects. We found some simple patio chairs at Target, but we wanted to change ‘em up a little. Cue cushions!

DIY Patio Cushions

Now I have never claimed to be an amazing seamstress. Actually, I claim to be a big ol’ hack of a seamstress. And I really, really don’t like taking DIY photos when I sew, so let’s just talk it out.

  • Cut 1-inch foam to the size and shape of your chair seat (you can get foam cut at JoAnn!).
  • Cut two pieces of fabric, 1/2 inch larger on all sides than your foam measurements.
  • With right sides facing, sew pieces together with a straight stitch around edges, leaving a 1/2 inch border. Leave about four inches open.
  • Roll foam and insert through the open section, arranging until it is flat. Hand-sew a hidden stitch to close.
  • If you’d like to attach your cushion to your chair, measure the distance to the nearest cross-pole that you could attach to. Sew a strap of fabric in the appropriate length. Sew in velcro on either side, and hand-sew your straps onto the cushion. Use multiple stitches of upholstery thread for a firm hold.
DIY Patio Chairs
DIY Chair Cushions

Can’t wait to put these to good use, with lots of easy evenings out on the patio. Now who’s coming over to help me test them out?! xoxo

DIY Chair Cushions


4 comments

  1. Elaine Costa on said:

    That looks great! :)

  2. Wilja on said:

    Wow! That looks so nice!

  3. lyndsey on said:

    those are adorable! what a good idea. where did you find the awesome fabric?

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