I am looking for inexpensive cover for patio cushions, any ideas?

I would like to recover my patio chair cushions, I am looking for inexpensive ways.
  13 answers
  • Mall Mall on Mar 18, 2015
    You could get some sheets for on the bed, die then in the color you like and cover your cushions with that, faster them on with buttons so there easy to take of for washing you could save on color products if you use natural die from food like beetroot

  • Shelly Shelly on Mar 18, 2015
    I've always wondered if the plastic flannel backed tablecloths would work. Cover cushion, pull tight and use decorative duct tape on the seams. Cheap AND no-sew!

  • Carol Wooten Carol Wooten on Mar 18, 2015
    You could use a shower curtain they are usually water repellent to some degree.

  • Teresa Teresa on Mar 18, 2015
    Paint them! Check out TheFrugal Homemaker blog for her "how to". Her before-and-after photos are amazing!

  • Kellie Hoople Kellie Hoople on Mar 18, 2015
    Use Annie Sloan chalk paint, then a coat of her wax. Much easier and cheaper than new covers. And it does hold up well.

  • Loretta ellsworth Loretta ellsworth on Mar 18, 2015
    Everyone seems to be using drop clothes, I have some to redo this spring too

  • Suzy Suzy on Mar 18, 2015
    I've used those cheap vinyl tableclothes, easy to sew just a simple pillow cover with. My patio is under trees so they do get wet, but I saw a waterproof spray at tractor supply I might try this year!

    • Susan E Susan E on Mar 18, 2015
      @Suzy The flannel lined vinyl tablecloths? Thanks, Susan

  • Barbara Barbara on Mar 18, 2015
    check your local salvation army for recyled bedspreads. Depending on the fabri that you want and it's durability for outdoors this may be a good option. we have a screened in porch and I bought two chenille twin bedspreads, identical, and made a slip cover for an old loveseat that was still usable but the dog had scratched a hole in the seat. Worked like a charm and it's so SOFT to sit on now. Even our dog likes it!

  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Mar 19, 2015
    Steinmart has some great colorful coverlets for large size king for about 30.00. Will cover a lot of cushions.

  • Poiroe Poiroe on Mar 20, 2015
    I painted mine LOVE the look and water runs off

  • Lee Cunningham Green Lee Cunningham Green on Mar 20, 2015
    Shower curtains, about 10 bucks at the dollar store, water resistant, wrinkle resistant and gives you a good amount of material. not the plastic liner, the actual shower curtains.

  • Steve Owens Steve Owens on Mar 22, 2015
    I was thinking that landscape cloth would work

  • Jean avenson Jean avenson on Mar 27, 2015
    Many are forgetting that these need to be waterproof! I think the waterproof fabric shower curtains would be best for long lasting covers. I do not want to redo in a year.