Gray fur pillow to refresh the look of your outdoor living space. You can easily turn cushions with new fabric. Choose fabric grades for outdoor use so restored pillows will last longer exposed to the weather. You can fill this craft project quickly even if you are not a sewing expert. If you can sew a straight stitch, you can restore the patio chair’s pillows
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Remove the existing fabric from the gray fur cushions. You can put on the fabric and put new fabric on top, but stains and mold can work through the new fabric. Your patio pillows will be fresher if you remove and throw the old fabric. Measure the length, width and thickness of the chair cushions. The easiest way to get a correct measurement for your new fabric is to place the tape measure at the bottom of one of the sides of the pad, and stretch the tape around the entire pad until it meets. Here’s how to measure the length and width of the pad so that the thickness of the pad is reported.
Cut a cross section of batting to fit the length and width of the pillow. Cut a cross section of fabric to fit the pad’s dimensions, plus 1 inch. The extra inch is your seam allowance. Fold the fabric face to face and pin the three quarters of an inch from the edge on both sides next to the center line. “The center is the front of the cushion, and the opposite side front are back where you will insert the cushion foam. Fold two separate sections in the opposite side, the back 3/4 of an inch, and pin them individually, the seams are where you will place the Velcro for your cushion opening, so that the fabric must remain separated to keep the opening intact.
Iron the two individual sections for Velcro plate so your seams will be sharp. Sew all seams in place; remove the pins as you go in. Sew two side seams together, remove the pins as you go, iron the seams open so your sides will be smooth. Place a strip of Velcro along the upper and lower seams on the back of your pad. Turn the fabric in and out so that the top of the fabric is now facing outwards. Apply spray glue to the cushion and wrap the wadding around. Let the glue dry. Insert the soft part into the lid and seal the Velcro.
Tips and warnings
If the fabric is too thick or you do not have a sewing machine, use Velcro on all sides.