recovered a couple cushions from my patio set. I never used the bench, so I decided to just cover the two chairs instead. Well, now I want to use the bench and my style has changed a bit since I covered the two chairs, so I decided to recover them again plus the bench. Recovering them the first time wasn't too bad, but I was wanting an easier and much quicker way.
As for the white fabric, I couldn't find any outdoor fabric that was just white, so I opted for drapery lining. This hasn't been out in the sun too much, so we'll see how it does :) But, drapery lining is only $5 a yard, and if you have a coupon, you can get it closer to $2 or $3 so it's pretty much a no brainer for me to go this route.
Here's what they looked like before. They were green. Forest green. And yeah, obviously not anymore....the sun bleached them purple. So, it definitely needed some help :)
First off, layout the fabric on a even surface and then lay your cushion on top of it.
Place the fabric back down on the floor, and put the cushion on it again, and then fold the fabric over. Mark where the end length is suppose to hit on other piece of fabric. Or, if you decided not to have it overlap, you can skip this step.
Unpin and place the cushion in the cover inside out so that the seams are on the outside. Now on the thick part of the cushion, find the vertical edge, and fold so it creates something resembling a triangle. Mark a line here. Do this on the other side also. This line will be where you sew.
Take the cover, turn it outside out, and put your cushion in it!
This took me 20 minutes to do...may take a little longer if you are trying to figure out how to do it by reading what I just wrote lol. I tried to make it not so confusing, but I'm sure it still will be :)