Mattresses and cushions for garden furniture

Mattresses and cushions for garden furniture When looking for beautiful accessories to furnish the interior/exterior and maximize comfort, many people forget about such a simple item as sofa cushions. While simple as they may seem at first, they can make resting more enjoyable. The use of cushions for garden furniture has become extremely relevant when you need to tweak the coziness level of wooden or plastic pieces of furniture.

What are the requirements for accessories Cushions for garden furniture are slightly different from the counterparts that are used for the sofa. There are more stringent requirements for them, as they must be: Distinguish themselves by the stability of the structure of the filler in relation to the loads from the weight. Have stable dyes that are not harmful to clothing. Have resistance to all kinds of deformation. Resistant to mechanical type of damage. Not to burn out by sunlight. An extremely important nuance is the absence of small decorative elements that can cause discomfort. It is better not to use a knitted braid, buttons, which can be accidentally caught. Stake on a quiet, pleasing to the eye colors and unusual shape. To the product looked the most advantageous, often make several identical pillows. Very harmonious looks design of all chairs with the same accessories. How to choose a fabric The material for sewing cushions and mattresses on garden furniture is chosen based on many nuances. The main requirements: It must be made in the form of a removable type of cover, which will give the possibility to clean the filler and wash the textile. Be visually appealing. Be characterized by hypoallergenicity, because otherwise the use of the product will not be possible. Be ideally suited to the composition of the landscape. Be easy to care for. Differ the presence of specialized impregnation, which will ensure resistance to moisture. If possible to be of mixed threads (contain in equal proportions fibers of synthetic and natural origin). Be pleasant to touch, but at the same time durable and dense. Leather and synthetic analogues will not meet these requirements. In the heat they will bring only discomfort vacationers. An extremely important indicator is the purpose of the pillow, and if you put it under the back, the freedom of choice of materials is quite great. If it is a mattress cushion or seat, it should be made of dense textile. For the cover you can use fleece, cotton with impregnation, tapestry, microfiber, fayber, furniture fabric or canvas material. Linen and silk should not be used, as they crumple. Silk will deteriorate in the first day of use (there will be pulls). It is also important to exclude materials with a long pile and fur – they are quite difficult to wash. If you have rags, you can use them. At the same time, the fragments for the future pillow should be chosen so that the composition is identical – this will eliminate the deformation of the fabric. In special cases, old T-shirts or sweaters are used for pillows, and such material will not give shrinkage, and will play not only an aesthetic function, but is also able to keep warm.


Soft mattresses for garden furniture are most often made in the form of a rectangle or square. When choosing the shape of an accessory for garden furniture, you can be guided by the type of furniture. For the seat of chairs it is most often a square, for the back of a bench 2-3 modular squares, and for a sun lounger and even a rectangle. Often for seats make a round cushion. Unusual look cushions sewn in the Turkish manner. Along with the classic forms make rollers, which can be added to models with mattresses or armrests. These types of accessories allow you to comfortably sit outdoors if you want to take a nap or sunbathe. Do not ignore the children.

For them, they make pillows in the form of letters, hearts, candies, flowers and toys, made in the type of a roller or squiggle. Type of filling For mattresses, garden cushions and comfortable bolsters use different types of padding. Most often use sintepon – it has a moderate price, available on sale, helps to create volume with a small volume of raw materials. If there is a hollofiber in the store, you can use it as well. So the cushions will be quite light. But for seat modules and mattresses, they are definitely not suitable, because they will quickly compress with constant use. Not wanting to use polystyrene balls to stuff the cushion. They are very specific because the balls will move under load from the weight, thus creating a sinking effect. This type of stuffing cannot be called pleasant to touch, and even if you stuff the duvet cover with this composition, you will not be able to use it for lying or sitting. The best material was latex. Since the variant of the natural type is not so easy to buy, you can buy artificial latex. This filler is purchased for stuffing mattresses, including orthopedic models. It will not crumple at regular and palpable weight loads, it is durable and will not cough after a while, and also allows cleaning. If the store is missing such a material, you can buy a simple foam rubber, but in terms of parameters it is somewhat worse. Its lifespan is less, but it will do its job for at least 4-5 years. If you have an old orthopedic mattress left over from a crib, it is acceptable to use its filler. For example, if you use coconut coir for a mattress, then you can make outdoor recreation not just pleasant, but also useful for human health What else is important to consider? To sew cushions for garden furniture with their own hands, you should be guided by this or that dacha furniture. If you take plastic chairs as the basis (for example, from Ikea), then you can sew rubber bands on the corners to the cushions, so that the accessories do not slip on the back or the seat. If the pieces of furniture are made of solid wood, it is acceptable to make textile slipcovers cushions for the backs, tying them on the ties on the sides. For a bench, a model with no ties will suffice. When choosing a material, it is worth looking to make sure that it is not slippery, because otherwise the cushion will not help to make the furniture comfortable. Before you cut out the product, it is worth to perform dekatirovanie – iron the new fabric with steam, from which it can give shrinkage, but in the future any deformation will be excluded. It is worth to iron the fabric through a thin cloth on the wrong side, so that the surface does not form lasso. Do not use for stuffing wool from an old blanket or mattress.

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Crumpled filler is capable of forming bumps, which will not save quilting seats and cushions. This rule also applies to an old fur coat – it will not be suitable for padding, but it can be harmful to health. When making a cushion for the back, you should not stuff it with different types of filler, if there is not enough of one kind. The load will get different pressure on the body, which can ruin the posture. How to decorate decorative pillows with your own hands, see the following video

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