A finished patio hang out!

Yesterday Cate (my twin sister who just bought a house) had her house warming party. I finished all of the pillows and cushions just in time! There is more work to be done on the patio in that the bare cement blocks will be covered and painted, but meanwhile, the sewing is done!

Before:

And after! MUCH prettier and cozier!

Patio

Patio

Patio close up

I used this tutorial for the side and bottom cushions and it worked perfectly! Considering the bottom cushion is about 9.5 ft x 3 ft, I put it to the test, and it passed with flying colors. The hardest part of the whole process was actually getting the foam in the huge pillow because I couldn’t find a zipper that was longer than 22 inches. But I managed and it all paid off! It’s a really cozy hang out now and it got loads of use at the party yesterday!

By the way – does anyone know what this fabric is called or who makes it?? The shop was no help and there’s nothing printed on the slevedge… it’s a mystery I’d love to solve!

24 Responses to “A finished patio hang out!”

  1. Sandy September 21, 2008 at 3:15 pm #

    This is awesome! Did you ever find out what the fabric was called? I love it!

  2. Paula September 21, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    Great job! It’s beautiful and I can just imagine friends hanging out for the evening. You’re a great sister!

  3. Sarah September 21, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    I love them! I bet everyone that came to the party wanted some for themselves! Great work!

  4. metrosupialdesigns September 21, 2008 at 6:37 pm #

    Wow!!! It just looks so great!

  5. Stephanie September 22, 2008 at 4:17 am #

    Just gorgeous. Absolutely love your choice of fabric.

  6. amandajean September 22, 2008 at 6:54 am #

    WOW! what a fabulous job you did!

  7. Ashley September 22, 2008 at 7:22 am #

    I love how it turned out! I think the one long cushion was the way to go! I hope your sister loves it!

  8. Katie September 22, 2008 at 7:47 am #

    you did such a beautiful job. I looooove that fabric!

  9. Carrie/Two Dogs and a Quilt September 22, 2008 at 8:07 am #

    It looks so festive! Great job.

  10. nettie September 22, 2008 at 11:41 am #

    fabulous. it looks great, and I LOVE the fabric you used.

  11. Shoju September 23, 2008 at 1:02 am #

    OH!!!!!!!!!!! que c’est beau!!!! The flat long cushion is just right for the space. And making the pillows look different with pieces of the same fabric…..

  12. Kristina September 23, 2008 at 1:36 pm #

    Beautiful! I love love love that fabric! And the little lights hanging from the ceiling creates a nice glow!

  13. Amy @ parkcitygirl September 24, 2008 at 9:27 am #

    That looks great and cozy too!

  14. M September 24, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful….love it.

  15. ella September 25, 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    it’s amazing what color can do to bring life to a space like that! great job :)

  16. Jane September 26, 2008 at 6:06 am #

    This is amazing!! Did you ever find out who makes that fabric?! I’d love to know.
    Thanks!
    ~jane

  17. jacquie September 28, 2008 at 8:38 am #

    what a transformation! it’s fabulous.

  18. artisania September 30, 2008 at 8:12 pm #

    Fantastic! I love how it turned out!

  19. andrea October 8, 2008 at 9:03 am #

    That fabric is amazing! I wanted to do my girls room in those colors. I hope someone knows!

  20. Anna October 9, 2008 at 2:18 am #

    It sure looks amazing after that transformation. Nice looking fabric and cosy pillows make such a difference!

  21. elliek October 9, 2008 at 6:37 am #

    Wow! Those are amazing!

  22. Marcia October 9, 2008 at 7:58 am #

    Beautiful! That is a job well done!

  23. Kate October 14, 2008 at 9:59 am #

    Oh my, that is so cute!

  24. Amber October 15, 2008 at 8:05 am #

    This is just adorable, I love it! It’s how I imagine my patio to be :) Nice and cute and cozy with lights!

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