Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Reupholstered Slider

10.20.2011

Reupholstered Slider

I did this right before my baby was born, (I wouldn't have time to do something like this with a newborn) and I am finally getting around to posting it. We bought this slider and foot stool for cheap from a neighbor who wanted to get rid of it. I was going to leave it the dark green color because I thought it would be too much work, but I got really tired of the color. I took off the cushions and found it would be really easy to redo. I don't have a full tutorial, but I do have some steps to show you.
First I took off the velcro straps the hold the cushions to the chair.
Then I laid the cushions down on my new fabric and traced 1" bigger around them. I didn't worry about gathers or shape that much.
I cut out the pieces and sewed them together leaving one side open. Then I cheated and just slipped the new piece over the existing cushion and dark green fabric. If I had wanted to make it nicer, I should have bought new cushions.
To finish the opening, I just pinched it closed because nobody was going to see it. (I did add a layer of fleece to give a little extra padding.
This is my new chair! You can see I should have bought a new cushion because there's a pillow under the seat part for comfort. I sit in this chair A LOT to feed Henry.
A special thanks to my dad who let me borrow used his staple gun to staple the fabric to the foot stool cushion. And made the corners look really nice.
I had planned on decorating the nursery then Henry was born, so I'm slowly working on it. Have a great day!

4 comments:

  1. Love this post! We are expecting baby #2, and I have a really dark green chair that I would really like to recover to match our room more...thanks for sharing!!

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  2. no way!!!! we got this chair for free from a neighbor....then gave it to a girl named tiff because we didnt want it! did you get if from tiffany?

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  3. Fantastic makeover! It looks so much more light and airy. And what a great place to cuddle with your little man. :)

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  4. Great tut! My glider is a boring white so this will have to go on my To Tackle list. I also LOVE the table you set the cushion on in one of your pics above. The one with the dark one with the teal scrolling. Did you do that as well?

    Arizona_Angie@yahoo.com (I never know how to do the "comment as")

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