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Sunday, May 29, 2011

No-Sew Seat Cushions


       A few months ago, we ordered a bistro set for the deck from Amazon, but we ordered the table and the chairs from separate sellers to get the best price.  The chairs arrived in timely fashion, but a few short days after ordering the table, I received an email saying that the table was sold out.  I eventually found the table from another seller....or so I thought.  I ordered the table, but to my surprise it arrived much smaller than I imagined.  That's because I didn't clearly read what I ordered.  The table that I ended up ordering was a matching coffee table to the bistro set ~ oops!  Soooooo, I had to return the small table and begin my search all over again.  After a two month wait,  I eventually settled on a table from Target.  I say all of that to say this ~ the table and chairs have arrived and are on the deck, which means I got to make cushions for the chairs last week!  Here's how I spent my afternoon this past Wednesday :)

I bought two of these foam cushions for $2.99 a piece at Hobby Lobby.

I already had the ribbon, but I bought one yard of outdoor fabric at JoAnn's for $9.00 after the 40% discount.  I also bought one packet of heat-n-bond for $1.99. 

After measuring and cutting two pieces of fabric to fit the foam padding, I applied the heat-n- bond to the backside edge of one of my pieces of fabric.

I placed the second piece of fabric directly on top of the first piece of fabric backside up, and then I apply the heat to the heat-n-bond.  I repeated this process for three of the four sides.

Once the heat-n-bond was applied to three of the sides, I turned the fabric outside-in.  On the fourth side, I created a hem on the top and bottom pieces of fabric using the heat-n-bond

I stuffed the foam in the fabric and cut four small holes in the edges of the fabric (left, right, top and bottom).  Then, I tied ribbon to the fabric using the holes.

 I hot glued the two hem lines together to seal the fourth side of the fabric shut.

The finished project......
.....fits perfectly!

I secured it to the chair by tying the ribbon to the chair.

This project was less than $20 ~ Love it!

The cushions definitely make the bistro set look better! 

And of course, we broke in the new table and chairs by having dinner on the deck.

Tilapia, shrimp scampi and peas....yummo ;)

This week I'll be linking up at The Thrify Home ( and all of the other link parties on my link page.


  1. The cushions look great! I would never have thought to make cushions like that. So creative. And dinner look good too!

  2. You are a genius! I'll have to try this! Found you through the newbie link party @ debbiedoo
    I'm also your newest follower! Drop by and say hi!

  3. Great idea and I love the fabric. Dinner looks good too.

  4. I love the fabric you chose!

  5. Hi Rachel~

    These cushions are simply charming, great fabric!! Happy to be a new follower of your blog & I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)


    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  6. Yes indeedy that is my kind of project. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Please add my link or button to your post. Thank you.

  7. Your blog is beautiful and that dinner looks delicious!

  8. Gosh those are so cute and I really like your choice of fabric. I need to make some for my deck chairs.
    Thanks for the tutorial,

  9. Fantastic tutorial! I seriously want to replace our chair cushions, but can’t bring myself to shell out $30 a piece for fabric I’m not even sure I like! This is perfect!

  10. Those look amazing! I love no sew projects!

  11. lovely ~ Well Done!
    stopping by from Amanda's Serenity NOW !

  12. Hi - cute idea! And very temping to not have to drag out the sewing machine. I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Have a nice evening.

  13. Love the color of that fabric, but really, you had me at "no-sew." :) Thanks for sharing this project!

  14. Cute, and very crafty! What a sweet spot for dinner with your hunny!

  15. Very nice tutorial. You make it look easy. Thanks. I found you at Funky Junk Interiors.

    Your dinner photo is making me hungry!

  16. The ingenuity! Gotta love it!:)

  17. Very nice, your patio looks so cozy with the pillows on the seats.

  18. Love the no sew project! It all came together so beautifully. I'm looking for a bistro set for my front porch...I'm coveting yours...;) Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Friday!


  19. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!

  20. These are so cute! I love the fabric that you used. And they definitely make your table and chairs set look better. I found you on Think Pink Sunday, thanks for sharing

  21. These turned out really cute! Love the fabric!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow! ;)

  22. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  23. Great idea and I love the fabric! These cushions are awesome, Your blog is beautiful and that dinner looks delicious.Oak Bunk Beds