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For outdoor lounge setting

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#1 TopsyTurvy

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

We have a lovely timber outdoor lounge setting that is about 10 years old and I am in the process of giving it a light sand and re-oil and its coming up like brand new.

That is the good news.

The bad news is the cushions/covers are looking really tired and worn, which makes the whole setting look awful.

The actual cushions are still quite firm and could be recovered.

However I have looked online and for the 8 cushions we need, to get replacement cushions would cost bot much under just buying a new plastic wicker setting.

I am not overly great on the sewing machine, otherwise I would try making my own covers.

Does anyone know where I can get some covers made that wont cost $70 plus each?  
I don't want any fancy piped edging NPR does the material have to be super expensive outdoor stuff as the setting sits under a pergola.

I am in Melbourne if that helps.

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#2 More than a Mother

Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

You say you're not that good on the sewing machine, but it wouldn't be that hard to do yourself. Just take an existing cushion cover apart and use it as a template to cut your new fabric.

If a zip is beyond you, use velcro to fasten them shut.

And if you decide to do them yourself, spend a bit more and get the outdoor fabric. Even if it's mostly undercover, it'll still degrade over time. I had some indoor cushions outside, under cover, and the fabric fell to bits over a couple of years.

#3 LJandAJ

Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

We just got our cushions recovered, I can give you the name of the company but I am in WA

#4 KNL909

Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

My Mum got replacement cushions from Kmart last summer - might be worth a look.

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