A beautiful weekend warranted some al fresco dining.
However, due to such beautiful weekends being few and far between these past 3 years we have never replaced our sturdy, functional, out in all weathers garden furniture with something more elegant or indeed comfortable.
Hence the need for outdoor cushions.
A trip down to our local Wakefield ‘Fabric Warehouse’ unearthed a fairly good variety of reasonably priced oil cloth fabrics all at £6.99/m2.
And here are the finished articles!
The first one was relatively straight forward to make.
I added a little oil cloth covered piping to the 2nd one.
And for the third one went all out with some mini pom pom trim. -Easily my favourite.
I went for a simple envelope back.
What I learnt
- Oil cloth is extremely easy to work with and although stiff, the machine handled it beautifully, easily sewing through several layers
- You cannot afford to make a mistake as unpicking leaves a row of little holes through the PVC side of the fabric
- If you want to pin, you have to do it in the seam allowance or be left with larger little holes through the PVC side of the fabric
- I should have used larger piping cord on the yellow cushion to make a bigger impact.
- The pom pom trim is very fiddly to sew into the cushion. Ensuring all the little pom poms remained on the right face of the cushion was a bit of a nightmare.
- It was all worth while.
- Oil cloth cushion inspiration (lovelucie1.wordpress.com)