If style, quality and comfort are the top three characteristics you search for when selecting the outdoor furniture for your home, then, comfortable, decorative outdoor benches are the furniture for you.
Quality benches make fantastic accents to any space. Custom made benches are available for both inside and outside your home. You can find different styles, sizes, colors and many other varieties to choose from to satisfy your needs and personal style.
Outdoor benches are phenomenal pieces on any front porch. Since front porches are meant for relaxing and enjoying the weather on those beautiful spring and summer evenings, most people use these outdoor benches for relaxing. Due to the contouring of the seats, they are extremely comfortable to sit in.
A terrific addition to any indoor or outdoor bench is the custom bench cushion. Not only do they add that extra splash of color to your home or garden, but they also give your bench a soft cushy feel. You can either order these cushions on line, or you can take some initiative and make them yourself. If you enjoy sewing or creating your own furnishings, then making them yourself may be for you.
In order to custom make your own bench cushions, you need four yards of upholstery material of 60 inch width, 3 yards of matching ribbon of 1 inch width, approximately 10 yards of standard quilt batting, some heavy-duty thread and a pound of polyester fiberfill. The first thing you should do is find the appropriate size of your material by referring to the cutting pattern. Trim out the front and back pieces and also a sleeve piece of 13/1.5” X48”. After that, pin all the pieces together and stitch them. For a sleeve, you need to form an inch wide, double turned hem by the side of the longer edge.
To make it easy, you can lay the cushion half (bottom) with right side up on a plain surface and cover it with the face up sleeve. Thereafter, put the remaining cushion half on its top with face down. It is necessary that the seam that is opposite to the sleeve piece must not be sewn. It is done to leave space for accessing the quilt batting. After, it is turned right side out; whole cushion is stacked inside it. Place the padding evenly and whipstitch your glider rocker cushion. Now, two 1.5-yard pieces are formed out of 1” ribbon. These two pieces must be folded in half. Attach them to the edge of your cushion at the fold. After the pads are created, tie all the four strands to the pipe at the bottom of the seat. Thus, your custom bench cushions are ready.
All of the above, also applies to your upholstered dining chairs.