My kitchen barstools needed makeover for a long time.
They were given to us by a friend and I have been using IKEA chair cushions. In our new home, those red chair seats weren’t blending well the rest of the room 😦
Last week, with the perfect fabric on hand, I couldn’t wait to make some quick and simple cushion covers.
I found the fabric @ HobbyLobby on clearance for $10 p.yard – originally priced $35 p.yard. It absolutely matches the rest of the room – family room furniture, kitchen cabinets and the countertops too 😀
Here is a tutorial on how easy it is to make them 🙂
When you shop, buy good fabric for its strength and stain resistance. If you are using a cotton fabric, pre-washing is preferred.
Step 1: Measure the cushion/seat length, width and depth. The chair seats are from IKEA so I used the measurements described on their site.
Step 2:Next you’ll want to lay out your cushion so that folded over, the fabric covers the cushion from top to bottom. Add 2-3 inches both height and length.
Step 3: Lay fabric front over fabric back, right sides together. Pin edges. Sew it together using one-inch seam allowance on three sides. Once done, turn it right side up and should look like a market bag with one side open.
Step 4: Insert the pillow to make sure it fits well. I like it to be snuggy.
Step 5: Fold it like an envelope.
Step 6: Add velcro to both the ends.
Step 7: Hand sew or hem ties at two ends of the seat.
And Tadahhh the covers for the seats are ready!
That was pretty easy right?