Outdoor Furniture - How To Make - Quick - Easy - And Cheap - New Covers
My Easy And Cheap To Make New Sun Lounger Covers
How To Give New Life To Sun Bleached Outdoor Furniture Cushions On A Budget
Living in Spain and renting out my villa to tourists means I have to keep everything looking as fresh and new as possible.
Many years ago I bought a set of sun loungers and comfortable cushions to go with them. All stood the test of time very well except the cushion covers which very quickly became sun bleached , stained with sun tan lotion and generally very tatty looking, not at all what paying guests wish to lie on, or me either come to think of it.
I found it impossible to buy ready made new slip on covers and couldn´t afford to replace the cushions every single year so I bought some cheap and pretty fabric from the local market and made my own slip on covers.
All was well and good until I needed to replace them again this year only to find my usual fabric vendor wasn´t there.
Wondering around the market looking to see if there was anyone else selling fabric I passed a stall selling ridiculously cheap towels, bath towels for only 2€ each and I had a light bulb moment when I realised that 2 bath towels sewn together would make perfect sun lounger covers .
Not only do my new covers look great and add a pop of colour around the pool, they were quick and easy to make, will last at least a couple of years, and are easy to wash and slip on to the old cushions making them look like new, and saving me a huge amount of money to boot.
You don´t need to be an expert seamstress either in order to make some new covers for your own poolside and garden furniture.
My Old Sun Lounger Cushions Before I Made The New Slip On Covers
How To Make Your New Covers Out Of 2 Bath Towels
With the wrong side of the fabric facing me I simply sewed a seam to join the 2 bath towels together width ways.
Then lay the 2 joined towels on top of my sun lounger cushions, wrong side facing me, and turned over the ends to make two pockets which I then sewed into place, and these pockets are what keeps the covers in place and makes them so easy when you need to take them off for washing.
And that´s it, what could be more simple and effective.
Underside Of The New Covers
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