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Upholster your patio furniture cushions without a sewing machine!
You don't need a machine to make pillows and recover cushions!

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  • How to make a pillow/cushion. No Sew Patio Cushions And Pillows - Step 2
    Step 1

    E-6000 Fabri-Fuse and E-6000 Stitchless
    1/4" plywood cut to the size of the seat cushions
    Staple gun
    Outdoor fabric
    Pillow stuffing or forms
    Separating zippers in the right size for your pillows

  • Step 2

    Watch how I did it here:

  • How to make a pillow/cushion. No Sew Patio Cushions And Pillows - Step 3
    Step 3

    1. Measure across the top and sides of your cushion and add 8"
    *My measurement was 36" x 36"
    2. Cut fabric to that measurement
    3. & 4. Fold all 4 edges over 1" and secure them in place with E-6000 Stitchless glue
    5. & 6. Center the cushion on the fabric, the plywood on the cushion and then staple the fabric onto the plywood all the way around the cushion
    You will need to cut two pieces of fabric the size of your pillows plus 1" on length and width
    *This means if you want finished pillows that are 18" X 20" you will cut two pieces of fabric that are 19" X 21"
    7. & 8. Fold and secure one edge of each fabric square 1/2" using E-6000 Stitchless and an iron
    9. Run a line of E-6000 Fabri-Fuse along the folded edge and place each piece of the separated zipper face down on the glue with the teeth extending over the fold
    *You want to make sure that you don't glue the zipper teeth to the fabric
    10. When the glue is dry, zip the separating zipper together and add a line of E-6000 Stitchless around the pillow at the 1/2" line
    *Use a ruler to help you keep the line straight
    11. Fold the pieces together and iron them closed
    12. Unzip the zipper and stuff your pillow with either a form or stuffing

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