Make Outdoor Cushions

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Make these outdoor cushions from shower curtains! Stuff them with screwed up plastic carrier bags for an even more shower proof effect.
You will need a polyester fabric shower curtain - not a plastic or pvc one. I chose this stripy one for a nautical feel. Equally you could use a floral one which would look lovely in a garden.
Cut an oblong of fabric from the shower curtain. Twice the width of the intended finished cushion size. Stripes are great for straight cutting! Fold your cut piece in half, right side in.
Sew the edges together inside out in a square leaving a gap on one edge about 10cm long.
Turn right side out, through the gap.
Stuff the cushion with bunched up plastic carrier bags or trash / rubbish 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.
Place your cushions on your outdoor or patio furniture and don't worry if they get caught in a rain shower as they will dry quickly. Not recommended for leaving outside in long term rain.
Pour yourself a drink, pick up a good book and enjoy relaxing on your new cushions!

Suggested materials:

  • Polyester shower curtain   (amazon)
  • Plastic carriers   (already owned)
  • Thread   (sewing shop)

Abi Partridge
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  • San7523921 San7523921 on Jul 14, 2016
    They are not really weather proof, are they? Wouldn't that require outdoor fabric?

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