Brighten up your garden furniture
Cushions with simple envelope-style covers made from remnants make garden furniture extra-comfortable to sit on.
For the front, cut a square of fabric the size of the cushion pad plus 1cm all around.
For the back, cut two rectangles each half the size of the pad plus 2cm in width and 6cm in depth.
Press under and stitch a hem on one long edge of both back pieces. Overlap hemmed edges.
With right sides together, lay back on top of front. Stitch around outer edges taking 1cm seam allowances. Turn right side out and press.
Complete the look by smartening up an old garden table with a bold check PVC-coated fabric cut to size.
Cotton fabrics from a selection at The Cloth House (020 7437 5155). PVC check fabric, stripe and check cushion fabrics, teapot, cup and saucer all from Laura Ashley (0871 230 2301). Garden table and chairs, glasses, jug and jars all from Rosehip (020 7385 9638)
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