Let’s be honest, even the most pretty of garden furniture could use a touch of comfort and style. That’s where this Garden Cushion Project comes into play. Designed by Little Miss Fancy Frocks, a dynamic mother-daughter duo who are no strangers to the world of handcrafted clothing and craft workshops, this project is a delightful way to spruce up your garden space. And guess what? These cushion covers are not just pretty; they’re practical too! You can easily remove them for a quick wash, making them as functional as they are fashionable.
The tutorial kicks off by helping you understand the materials you’ll need, which vary depending on the size and shape of your existing garden pads. Once you’ve got your fabric, matching thread, cushion inner or foam, bias binding, and zip, you’re all set to dive into the sewing part. You’ll start by placing your pad on the fabric and drawing around it, adding allowances for seams and the cushion’s depth. Cut two pieces—one for the front and one for the back—and you’re off to a great start.
Next up, you’ll cut tape to form ties for the cushion, neatly folding and stitching the ends. These ties add a charming detail while keeping your cushion in place. The tutorial then guides you through the process of sewing a zip, ensuring that your cushion cover is as practical as it is pretty. Once the zip is in, it’s time to stitch the cover pieces together and add the bias binding for a neat finish.
The tutorial is incredibly detailed, offering step-by-step instructions and even suggesting a garden kneeler project you could tackle next. So, if you’re looking to add a splash of luxury to your garden, this project is your go-to guide. It’s time to be bold, colourful, and creative!