On the sides of the first cushion cover, remove 1-1/4” of stitches beginning at 3” from the top of the cushion. Insert the angled ends of the straps in these spaces, with the opposite ends pointing toward the second cushion cover. Pin and sew in place, back stitching for durability.
Mark a point of both sides of the base fabric 9-1/4” from the bottom of the second cushion cover. Insert the short edges of the pocket fabric under the fold of the base fabric with the top of the pocket starting at the marks you’ve made. Pin and sew in place on the base fabric fold.
Cut a piece of fabric for the pocket to 7-1/4” x 22”. Fold over one long edge of the fabric 1/2” and press in place. Fold it over 1/2” again and press in place. Sew a seam very close to the edge of the fold to secure the fold. This will be the top of the pocket. Fold over the opposite long edge 1/2” and press in place.
Press the opposing side of the hook and loop tape to the attached side. Fold the cushions together and fold the pocket flap over. Determine the position of opposing hook and loop tape and mark it. Attach the opposing side of the hook and loop tape with fabric glue or by hand stitching.
Remove any excess threads on entire project.
Cut two pieces of strap fabric to 3” x 24”. Fold one in half lengthwise and press it. Fold both raw, long edges into the center to meet at the crease and press. Fold the two sides together with the raw edges on the inside. Press again. Cut the piece in half creating two 12” pieces. Sew a seam along the long open edge, very close to the edge. Sew one end of each piece closed. Cut the opposite end of each at a 45-degree angle. Repeat for other 24” piece of fabric.
Sew any parts along the fold of the base fabric which have not already been sewn. Insert cushion into the first cushion cover. Fold the bottom edge under at least 1/2”. Pin and sew in place, double stitching at ends for durability. Add second cushion to cushion cover and repeat pinning and sewing.
On the sides of the second cushion cover, remove 1-1/4” of stitches beginning at 4-1/2” from the bottom of the cover. Insert the angled ends of the straps in these spaces, with the opposite ends pointing toward the first cushion cover. Pin and sew in place, back stitching for durability.
Measure 7-1/4” of pocket fabric from both sides. At the top and bottom of the pocket fabric, pin that spot in place on the base fabric, 4-1/2” in from the side edges of the base fabric. Sew a line from the top to bottom of the pocket fabric at these points, creating humps. Fold over the side of each hump to flatten them at the bottom. The folds should meet at the sides of the base fabric fold and at the edge of the divider lines previously sewn. Pin these folds and sew in place close to the bottom edge of the pockets. Back stitch over the folds for durability.