|New material can brand old piece of furniture expect novel.|
My 2 wicker chairs desperately needed updating. I was tired of their dreary , stiff , chocolate-brown-cherry slipcovers as well as uncomfortable seats.
I wanted something calorie-free together with lively , and I already owned the perfect material. It was the same yardage I used inwards my tutorial to construct a imitation bed too bed skirt for bedchamber staging.
I'm non averse to making mistakes , as long equally I tin can learn from them. What I learned when I sewed these slips was "Think ahead ," and , "Take your time."
You would mean I already knew these rules! What tin I tell except , "Impatience took over my mind."
My covered cushions look okay , simply they could expect meliorate. Specifically , here'sec what I did wrong as well as how I will brand slipcovers differently in the time to come.
Think virtually seam placementSince each seat cushion was foursquare , I cutting out 2 squares of textile for each , sewed these together , then squared off the corners. I didn't realize that the front end seam on the seat didn't have to live a seam at all. I could accept merely wrapped the yardage about the front of the foam cushion , as well as sewn iii seams.
The best upholstery too slipcovers accept matched patterns where seams join. I could accept had this seamless , custom wait , just I blew it by non thinking ahead.
Aim for a custom gibeBy cut out just ii panels of material and placing the seam midway on the sides of the cushion instead of on the edges , my slips look like they power accept been purchased make-made instead of custom-fitted. Had I cutting side pieces , the look would accept been classier.
add together batting for softnessAnother oops I made was to not twine the foam cushion in a layer of synthetic batting. Batting softens the difficult border expect of a foursquare of foam. I've used this method before to make cushions that await both more professional too more comfortable.
Take time for detailsRushing as well meant that I did non accept time to add together pipage. Skipping the steps that would involve me to purchase or make piping as well as sew together it into the seams meant forgoing a custom look.
The beautiful chair pictured on the left was expertly and lovingly upholstered by Little Miss Penny Wenny , too she blogged well-nigh it on her site terminal Apr.
Notice that the chevron blueprint matches as it rolls over the upholstery. Notice that she's incorporated self-pipe along the seam lines , close to of it double.
Although this chair is upholstered , non slipcovered , the same rules utilise. Attention to details makes a divergence. Follow her example , not mine.
TakeawayI hope next time I sew together slipcovers , I'll have my fourth dimension too intend ahead. Meanwhile , I all the same like the new expect my wicker chairs have. And , hello , it takes humility to acknowledge your mistakes inward web log state. To my credit , I did supplant the worn-out fiberfill stuffing amongst novel foam cushions. Much more than comfortable!
|The cerise material had lived its best days , |
only I beloved my orangish swirly material.
|Here'sec an example of the transformations |
Slipcover Queen Kristi at Pink as well as Polka Dot creates.
Notice the self-pipage as well as cute pleats.