|January 10, 2011||Posted by Jessie under Before and After, Kitchen, Sewing Projects|
Here are the new seat cushions for our kitchen chairs.
My original plan was to just recover the cushions that came with the table but I found these really cute seat covers in my new sewing book (thanks, grandma) and decided to try those. The covers in the book were actually reversible and were made for chairs that didn’t have the slats in the back so I had to improvise a little bit to make them work with our chairs.
Here is the step by step:
Take some scrap fabric and trace your seat:
I added 4 inches (but you could make it longer or shorter) all the way around to make the skirt and marked the size before I cut it out of my fabric:
Next, I hemmed all the way around:
The next part is the most time consuming-measuring. Measure, check, measure, check, measure and check again. Trust me, I didn’t double check my first cushion and had to tear it apart and start over so double check your measurements. I first put my old cushion (minus the fabric) on the chair, laid my fabric on, and measured the sides to make sure it was centered.