With summer quickly approaching you can hardly open a Pottery Barn or a Ballard Designs catalog without seeing a wide array of outdoor furniture and cushions.
You can order outdoor cushions from these catalogs, but with the prices, I prefer to make my own. Plus if you make your own you can make them custom to fit your furniture.
Here's how I make patterns for cushions.
What you'll need:
Paper (newspaper, tissue paper, wrapping paper) any paper that is large enough to cover the area of the cushion you want to make.
Lay your paper on the seat of the chair. Make sure you have at least 1/2" extra around all the edges.
No matter how carefully you traced your pattern, it usually won't come out symmetrical. So here's my little trick to getting the pattern symmetrical. Fold your pattern in half lengthwise. Put a pin in the front corner and line it up with the other front corner.