Monday, 8 August 2011

Sun Lounger Cushion Cover

sun lounger cushion cover


Above is a photograph of the new cover I made for a sun lounger. Unfortunately I didn’t have any photos of the original fabric covered cushion before the makeover. This is my mums sun lounger, the original cover was pretty much threadbare but the cushion itself was saveable.

I was in the Ikea shop when I noticed the fabric, I thought it looked like the old style beach deck chair material. It was in the sale section, only about 2 metres left on the roll. I automatically thought of my mum’s sun lounger. I bought the last 2 metres immediately because it was so cheap and I thought if she didn’t like it, then I could easily find some other project for it. However she agreed it would be ideal for her sun lounger.

To make the new cover, I took the old cover off and followed the pattern from the old cover, however I did add extra large pieces to the back of the bottom and top, so that the cushion would slip over the frame more securely so to stay in place. The original cover had a habit of slipping off the frame!

My mum is pleased with her new looking lounger. This saved her a lot of money because the cost of replacing the cushion alone would have cost about 10 times more than the price I paid for the fabric, and a new cushion wouldn’t be exactly the same size. So a great bargain in all. At the time I never found any tutorials on the internet. The nearest type of tutorial for sunlounger cushions I have just found recently is on the following website: http://www.ehow.com/how_6876495_do‐recover‐chaise‐lawn‐lounger_.html The above mentioned website doesn't cover making extra flaps that I used to ensure that the cushion stays on the frame, but it does cover the basics of how to make a sunlounger cushion cover.

This week I am linking this post with the following link parties / blog hops:
TipMeTuesdayButtonKatie's Nesting SpothomeworkBeneath the Rowan TreePassionately ArtisticConfessions Of A Stay At Home MommyStrictly Homemade TuesdayRhinestone BeaglebuttonMonday Monkey Hop at Mommy of Two Little Monkeys

24 comments:

  1. Great post! New follower from the Blog Hop--I am following you on GFC. Hope you'll stop by my site and follow me back :)

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  2. this is the first thing I saw when I came to your page and OMG it is adorable! I wish I was crafty! I love it!!!
    Thanks for coming over Mommy2Nanny3Doggy1.blogspot.com :)

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  3. It's so FAB!! Love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am following you now too!

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  4. Cute!!! I really love the bright colors!!! Hubby may be me a sewing machine for my bday *fingers crossed* and I'll be trying this!!! Thanks for visitin my Zoo!!! I'm facebook stalking now. :D

    craftyzoowithmonkeys.blogspot.com

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  5. That is just too cute! I love the idea of adding the extra fabric too. Your mom should just be thrilled!

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  6. hiya Karima!
    thanks so much for stopping past my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
    have been scrolling thru your blog all morning!!
    love it.
    following!!!
    cheryl xox.

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  7. Love the colors! Thanks for your sweet comment, I really appreciate it! Following you back!

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  8. Hi,

    That's very cute! Thank you for following me. I'm following you back now!

    Greetings Sofieke

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  9. What a great idea! Thanks for stopping by Of Such is the Kingdom! I'm now following you too.
    suchakingdom.blogspot.com

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  10. Boy does that look inviting! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  11. Thank you so much for visiting my blog & becoming a follower- I'm so glad you liked the Vacation Jars. Can't wait to see if you'll make some of your own! I'm your newest follower!
    -Cameron

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  12. This turned out beautiful. I wish I was crafty enough to try it for my mom...she needs a new cushion for her chair.

    Stopping by to follow you on GFC through the Blog Hop :)


    http://www.giveawayswithgrace.com

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  13. Thanks stopping by! Love your blog. You're very talented. Following you back and recommending you to my cousin, Meg, who is also a crafty blogger.

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  14. Hey Karima,
    Have been through some of your past posts. Some really great ideas there. Happy you enjoyed my paper planes post.
    Aleta ღ Hinteland Mama

    http://lovesbyletabon.blogspot.com/

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  15. Thanks for sharing, I have to do this with our patio furniture. I am following you back.

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  16. Yes it does remind me of the old style sunloungers!! Great colours and a lovely re-do for your Mum!!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. Big project that I'm not sure I would want to tackle. Love the fabric. And a sweet gift to bless your mumma.

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  18. What a super makeover, I'm planning on recovering my director chairs later this summer, not in your league at all!

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  19. This is fabulous.. Yes.. I'm following you now!! You've got some amazing DIYs and crafts here.. wow!! Well done.. Looking forward to you joining the monday party at Colours Dekor..

    Thanks for your comments.. :-)

    Hope you have a lovely week ahead!!

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  20. I love the colors and you did an awesome job! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  21. I love the colors in that fabric.

    Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html

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