We LOVE the outdoors. Which means that Spring and Summer are the seasons for us! And if you’ve learned anything from this blog, hopefully you know how much I (JZ) love to decorate with bright, fun colors. So when it was time to replace the lounge cushions around the pool, that meant that new pillows were in order!

With trying to stay home as much as possible (because pandemic), an eternal hunt for the right outdoor pillows was out of the question. However, I knew that we could make some with just a few materials and a couple of hours on hand (which we seem to have a lot since we’re not really going anywhere these days).

I knew that I wanted a fun print to go with the cushions, but since these are going to be outdoors, they also had to be removable, washable and waterproofed. With a little bit of research, some Amazon ordering and some help with D on the measuring, we got these done in no time. And now, the patio is coming together!!

Check out this video to see how we did it:


(Amazon links = affiliate links)

Fabric (we used 2 yards of a cotton print)

Thread – https://amzn.to/3e8Qaqs

Scotchgard Heavy Duty Water Shield – https://amzn.to/2UKZUPT

Zipper – https://amzn.to/3fslTDm

Straight pins – https://amzn.to/3gIklqj

Sewing machine – https://amzn.to/2XTYB1Q

Outdoor pillow inserts – https://amzn.to/37umW2G

Foam board – https://amzn.to/2AwH8V9

Utility knife – https://amzn.to/2zRKzFY

Yard stick – https://amzn.to/2zR7dhm

Cutting mat – https://amzn.to/2TY7hTU

Rotary cutter – https://amzn.to/2TZsUmC

Fabric Shears – https://amzn.to/3d0qQBL

If you like written instructions…

If you prefer to follow along with written instructions and pictures, check out our Instructable:

Make Outdoor Pillows with Washable Covers!

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