Way back in February I did a post about how fortunate we are in Southern California to be able to take advantage of our outdoor living space. Every manufacturer of fabrics now has an indoor/outdoor line. The name most everyone knows is Sunbrella.
The nice thing about Sunbrella is it is practically indestructible. Usually made of acrylic, it can withstand sun, rain, children and pets, and still look fabulous.
It comes in a million (okay, maybe not that many) different colors, patterns, textures and price ranges. A great source is outdoorfabrics.com.
This furniture had no existing cushions, so I had the foam cut, put batting on the foam and then made the covers.
One of my favorite things about sewing with Sunbrella and other outdoor fabrics is not having to pre-wash the fabric to shrink it. It doesn't shrink, which just means one less step for me in the process of the job.
I am in the middle of a job right now that is slipcovers for a sofa and 2 chairs using Sunbrella. I will deliver the job on Tuesday and post the pictures soon after.