How to sew an outdoor cushion
Take a little indoor comfort outside by turning an old raincoat or empty sack into a few handy, all-weather outdoor cushions. Susan Elijas shows us how
You will need
- Unwanted raincoat, empty nylon sack or other hardy waterproof material
- Lots of clean plastic bags
- Sharp sissors
- Sewing machine and thread
Wash the raincoat or nylon sack and lay flat to decide how best to cut fabric into squares. Where possible, incorporate zips and dome fastenings into your cushion design.
Make sure you end up with two fabric squares of equal size for each cushion. It may be as simple as cutting the sack in half. One medium-sized children’s coat will make at least two cushions.
Cut out any extra details such as quirky tags or ties. Sew extra detailing onto the cushion panels.
Place cushion squares with the right sides facing together and sew around three sides of the cushion. Turn fabric right-side-out.
Scrunch plastic bags into balls and stuff into cavity until cushion is firmly filled.
If there are no domes or zip to close the cushion, fold the raw edges of the fabric in and sew along the fourth edge to seal contents.