Transform even the smallest courtyard into a corner of paradise with these DIY outdoor cushions. Using statement fabric
to spruce up patio furniture is such a clever idea, and an easy way to embrace the trend for all things tropical – after all, who doesn’t love a leaf motif? We found tons of plant-inspired fabrics, including this one, at www.stoffstil.co.uk.
Each cushion is finished with hot pink tassels for a pop of colour. And, you’ll use the same thread to embellish it with tufting. While you can use a standard sewing needle to do this, a millinery needle is preferable, as it makes stitching through the filling less fiddly. We’ve also got a painted plant pots tutorial that would go perfectly with your new DIY outdoor cushions.
- Cotton fabric, 100 x 135cm (393/8 x 531/8″)
- 10 skeins of embroidery thread in pink (we used DMC Stranded Cotton in 3706)
- Pink ribbon, 1m (393/8″), 0.25cm (1/8″) wide
- Two cushion pads, 40cm (153⁄4″) square
- Long sewing needle
- Matching sewing thread
If you’re new to sewing then make sure you head over to our sewing for beginners guide and our sewing kits for beginners. Oh and we have a round-up of the best sewing machines for beginners too if you’re looking for a new machine.
DIY outdoor cushions
You Will Need
- Cushion pads
We hope you’ve enjoyed making our DIY outdoor cushions! Now you’ve completed your cushions then don’t worry. We have tons of crafty projects here on Gathered including loads of sewing patterns for beginners and a free rabbit sewing pattern!
Meet the Maker
Laura lives in Colchester with her husband and little dog, Waffle. After making the break from journalism to pursue a freelance career, she’s written a number of crafting books, and shares makes, tutorials and inspiration on her blog.