Nadine Nussbaum. Cushions. October 26th , 2017.
On the second stop the shop was bustling, exciting for a fledgling business, but the owner had plenty of time for me. We found a perfect outdoor fabric in greens, tans, and reds, measured out the yards, found thread and stuffing for pillows and my sewing adventure began. I have sewn off and on over the years so I have experience, but I am not a regular at my machine. Fortunately it is a trusty Singer, a graduation gift 42 years ago, and it runs with glee. I gathered up my old cushions, washed and dried them, shook the stuffing back into every corner, and then set them atop my fabric. I cut one large cover for my favorite rocking chair and fashioned two pillows for my swing (one a cover-over and the other a new creation). After seams were in place I shoved in the old cushions, stitched up the hole left for stuffing, and had sparkling new ones.
Most of these items are sold with a tie at the back of each cushion so that they can be removed for washing if necessary. When you are purchasing, its always a good idea to find out whether the chair pads are machine washable. Many tend to be dry clean only as this keeps the cushion in shape.
They are as many as the seats themselves. If you do not have this type of seat so far, order one first. Note that the traditional hardwood styles are cheaper and they can last long. Besides, if you plan to order a padding as well, an upholstered furniture is not for you. Before buying, consider where you want to store these chairs. Do you need an outdoor or an indoor style? They are both available and each kind has special cushions.
For indoor and outdoor chairs, TheRockingChairCompany.com has a fantastic selection. Ranging from just tie-on chair bottoms, to standard cushions, to cushion sets. They have floral and striped fabric patterns, as well as some more sedated neutral colors good for everything from cedar rocking chairs to white wicker rocking chairs. Their cheapest single seat cushion runs about $25, the cushions with backs plus seat roam around in the $40`s and $50`s, and they even supply rocking chair bench cushions for $55-$99. And I notice they offer free shipping for many of their products.
Step Two: Choosing your furniture. Your patio furniture sets the tone for your space. Beginning with materials, you will want to decide how your furniture will help you meet your goals for your outdoor space. Wrought iron furniture is significantly more formal than an earthy and natural teak table set. Wicker is casual and can set the stage for a comfortable cottage feel or a luxurious garden space.
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