Yesterday Cate (my twin sister who just bought a house) had her house warming party. I finished all of the pillows and cushions just in time! There is more work to be done on the patio in that the bare cement blocks will be covered and painted, but meanwhile, the sewing is done! Before:
And after! MUCH prettier and cozier!
I used this tutorial for the side and bottom cushions and it worked perfectly! Considering the bottom cushion is about 9.5 ft x 3 ft, I put it to the test, and it passed with flying colors. The hardest part of the whole process was actually getting the foam in the huge pillow because I couldn't find a zipper that was longer than 22 inches. But I managed and it all paid off! It's a really cozy hang out now and it got loads of use at the party yesterday!
By the way - does anyone know what this fabric is called or who makes it?? The shop was no help and there's nothing printed on the slevedge... it's a mystery I'd love to solve!