Easy pillow/cushion/seat cover

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.

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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?


Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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