Adding Some Interest to Uninteresting Chair Cushions

I have two adirondack chairs on  my front porch covered patio.

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I have had these chairs for many years.  Over the years I have purchased various outdoor chair pads for them.  The thinner one piece outdoor dining chair replacement pads work best for comfort.  The thicker pads are too bulky.  In the past, I have had covers for these chair pads custom made with velcro closures so they could be laundered.

This year I purchased $10 worth of burlap at JoAnn Fabrics and covered them myself.  I was going to use a no sew glue or fusible webbing but decided to just pin it on with large safety so I could re-use the burlap.  I ironed the burlap, and then wrapped it like a present.



The cushions seemed a little blah, so I got the idea to add a rooster graphic keeping with another little project I have going.  



Of course I visited the Graphics Fairy's blog and found this Rooster.  A link is here.

I have never ever done any kind of graphics transfer.  I chose the freezer paper method here.  I will say that I eventually got it to work but it took several to many tries and jams, and I questioned many times whether my inkjet printer was going down in this process.  

Keeping this a totally no sew project, I ironed the muslin transfers onto Heat and Bond and ironed them onto the burlap.  I measured before I positioned them on the burlap.





Anyway, an easy no sew burlap cushion cover, with a not so easy rooster graphic detail will be on my patio adirondack chairs this year!














14 comments:

  1. Oh how fun, I love this idea. The rooster is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Very cute! So smart to re-cover them. Lawn chair cushions are so expensive too! They look great!
    Karen

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  3. They look GREAT! I've never used the freezer paper transfer method but had planned to. Maybe I'll rethink it?
    Hugs,
    Dru

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  4. Carlene, these look sooo good. I love that rooster graphic, and I love that you did this without sewing. Well done! laurie

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  5. The cushions look really good and I like your kind of "sewing". I've done the safety pin method on several occasions. Great graphic rooster, too.

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  6. No sew is my favorite kind of sewing project. I just love burlap and the pillows look great with your rooster graphic. Nice job.

    Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

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  7. The poulet looks adorable. Sorry for the hard time but it was really worth the effort. Lovely!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  8. Well you know I love a good no-sew project!! These look great and I love that you can take them off if you want and re-use the fabric!

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  9. These are perfect!! Love the no sew part especially since I can't a thing. The burlap and rooster are the icing on the cake for me!!!

    Cynthia

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  10. These are adorable. I just found you and have become a new follower.
    Kris

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  11. I'm having enough computer problems already, so I better note even try the freezer paper technique! Your chair pad covers are adorable!

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  12. Love work on chair cushions cover...I know it take lot of efforts..Good & Nice design

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  13. I will try this idea on my kids bed sheets with using cartoon character
    . Nice Idea

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