We really enjoy sitting on our porch, whether we’re grilling, bird watching, or drinking coffee in the morning. Our hand-me-down patio set could use a little pick me up, so I decided to make simple tie-cushions. We’ve even grilled during the winter season and those metal seats can be awfully cold to sit on!
I attempted sewing box cushions with 1″ sides, but the seam ripper came out 1 too many times and I gave up, lol. I couldn’t get a clean corner seam, the fabric would overlap and bunch. So, I made them like pillows, right sides together, sewn around and left a huge gap to insert foam pads. I used beige 1/2″ wide twill tape as the ties. I cut them into 15″ strips, 2 per cushion, folded them in half and caught them in the seam while sewing around the cushion. They’re all sewn up now, all they need is closing, which I’ll use a ladder stitch to complete them.
Stay tuned for the final look on patio seats!