(*Newer Pic Added 4-19-10)
Spring has sprung and Summer is on its way! Time to spruce things up for spending more time outdoors and entertaining.
I had some down pillows on my wicker chairs from last year and they just needed some sprucing up. There's no need to buy new pillows when down pillows will last forever and never loose their loft. They just need a face lift. I had some coordinating Waverly fabrics that I was going to use on another project and decided to use on my pillows instead. Below is what they looked before. I just used two pillows as the bottom and back cushions.
I decided to make one pillow look more like a cushion bottom. After I made the bottom cushion I cut a large piece of "batting" from an old comforter I had in the attic and wrapped it round the pillow before inserting it into the new cushion cover I made. This gave it more thickness and filled in better. See pic below...
I then made a cover for the back cushion and even added some piping in the stripe pattern used in the bottom cushion....
This project only took a few hours to complete and I am very pleased with the results. I didn't do anything to the pillows inside so I can always change them back or make new covers for next year if I wish.