The front entry should not only be welcoming, but also relate to the inside of the house. I wanted to add a little color to our bistro set, and what better way than diy round chair cushions made simple.
When Online Fabric Store offered to send me some fabric, this seemed like the perfect project for trying one of their Premier Prints. In keeping with the decor inside the house, I chose a purple print- Ozbourne Wisteria Twill.
I needed 15-inch diameter round chair cushions, so I ordered inserts that I could cut down to 15-inch circles. I originally planned to use covered buttons, but later decided against them.
It took a bit of trial and error to determine how big to cut the fabric circles so that the inserts fit snugly. I ended up with 17 1/2 inch diameter circles, which includes 1/4 inch seam allowances. That squished the inserts just a bit, which is what I wanted so that everything was snug and smooth. You’ll need at least a nine-inch opening to be able to add this size insert.
TIP: To get the inserts into the opening, fold the insert in half and carefully work into the pillow.
Adjust as needed so that the seams line up along the center of the sides. Hand sew the opening closed. Check out my previous post on how to sew an invisible seam.
A cheery welcome to our front porch.
Other possibilities for making a round chair cushion would be to add a gathered strip of fabric around the sides, maybe in a contrasting color or print; cording trim along the seam; a covered button in the center. Because of the stress and craziness of packing and cleaning, I decided to keep it simple. Would you add a button? Some other embellishment?