Do you want to make your own back cushion covers? Get familiar with the shape, construction and seam finish BEFORE you tackle your project. It will make your prep and production go so much smoother.
In this post, I break down the most common types of loose and attached back cushion designs. I also include links to a few sewing tutorials that will equip you with the basics. Enjoy!Continue reading →
Figuring out the best way to slipcover this attached back chair was a puzzle at first.
Should I detach the two back cushions and replace them with one loose slipcovered cushion? Or, if I leave the cushions attached should I cover them separately? Or, cover them as one?
I chewed on those questions for several days after receiving Priscilla’s photos of her Arhaus chair. And, even then I wasn’t coming up with a definite answer!
The problem was I couldn’t tell from her pictures if it was feasible to remove the back cushions. Some pillow-style back cushions should not be detached. Read why. I also couldn’t get a sense of how deep the tuck-ins were at the side and bottom or how they were shaped.
When the chair arrived at my workroom I was able to pull and poke at those cushions from every direction. I could see and feel how they were attached. I had my answer! Continue reading →