Friday, June 23, 2006

an outdoor pillow

An outdoor pillow for the rocking chair on my deck. It was Martha's idea.
Used a vinyl tablecloth from Target ($2.99) and stuffed with polyfill. I originally intended to use a pillow form (14" x 14"), but I sewed the opening too small to fit the pillow in without tearing the vinyl, so I stuffed it instead.
Super quick and easy. I'm talking, like, less than 10 minutes (including measuring, cutting, sewing, reinforcing seams, trying to shove a pillow form in a small hole, trying to rip out some stitches only to realize the vinyl was tearing, going into the next room to retrieve the stuffing, stuffing the pillow, sewing the opening shut). Whew! I'm tired!
update: it unexpectedly rained last night and the pillow's batting stayed dry! and it was very comfortable to sit on the rocking chair today.


lindiepindie said...

Whew! That is a wild 10 minutes - you must work like the wind to get anything done! Nice pillow - and it does sound fast. Do you have to bring it in when it rains?

DaisyCake said...

wow! why didn't I ever think of that? Our outdoor furniture pillows are so grungy. They are supposed to be outdoor proof, but they really aren't.

Those cheap tablecloths always have fun patterns, but I never know what to do with them. Now I do! Thanks!