The other day I walked by my neighbor's patio furniture and saw she was covering her old cushions with pillow cases. Fair enough, but the only problem is that she has a neighbor like me, and when I see a cushion, I just have this deep, intense need to hug it, love it, and cover that baby in a way it deserves.
Lyra shows us one of the cushions that needed a little something more.
I was just going to take the cushions in one evening, fix them, and then put them out as a surprise, but since I had no idea if the pillow cases had any sentimental value, I asked first.
I also asked if she had any fabric she wanted me to use, but everybody is on a budget these days, so I sat out to recover the cushions in just the very worn fabric she had wrapped them in.
I repurposed almost every inch of each pillow case, joining strips together to create the boxing on the round cushion and lining up the striped fabric so it was centered along the diameter of each circle.
An envelope style opening on the back.
I used the finished fabric strip from the pillow case as the binding for the exposed envelope fold on the outer layer of fabric on the back.
Don't worry, it all comes together quite nicely.
And that is the short but sweet tale of helping a neighbor out.
And I got a bottle of wine as a thank you gift. Win!