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 →
The heavyweight linen I used for Sally’s sofa slipcover worked just as beautifully for her chair cushions. She found these wonderful caned barrel chairs at a resale shop. A great find! But the old blue velveteen covers had to go.
Covering the curved, tufted back cushion with a single layer of fabric resulted in ripples across the front. So, I created a padded front with channel stitching to fill in the concave shape a bit, which helped the fabric follow the curve. Then, I added covered buttons to give the illusion of tufting.
This is only part one of the makeover for these chairs. Sally is thinking of painting them in color Old White using Annie Sloan chalk paint. I like that!
A cushion makeover made this estate sale piece new again. It came to me with faded blue cushion covers and worn down loft. With a fluffy new wrap for the inserts and a Waverly floral print this couch is ready for the cottage-style living room it was intended for.