Adding Some Interest to Uninteresting Chair Cushions

May 31, 2013
I have two adirondack chairs on  my front porch covered patio.


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!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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.


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

  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!

  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!!!


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

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

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

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


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