Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I Made Another Pretty!

The project: A new papasan chair cushion.

 The old cushion wasn't cutting it.  This is what it looked like after Mom and I re-stuffed the original cushion when I first bought the chair from a garage sale.  The cushion was stanky.  So we dumped the old stuffing, washed the cover and re-stuffed it.

Here are the materials: Quilt batting and fabric.

1. Lay out the material and put the seat of the chair face down on the material.

2. Cut around the chair, leaving a wide, 2-3" or so, berth around it.

3. Repeat with the quilt batting until the cushion is as thick as you want.

4. Now you can either sew the cover right sides together, flip the cover right side out, cover the batting and then pin the opening closed and sew it shut.  Or you can take the long way around and pin the cover over the batting and then sew it down.  I did the former.

Project #2: Pillows for the Papasan Chair.

Materials: Pillow forms and material.

1. Cut out the material to the size of the pillow.  When you do this, make sure to take into account the fluffiness of the pillow.

2. Repeat with all of the material that you will need.  Sew the materials together, right side together, flip right side out, shove the pillow in there, pin the opening closed and sew shut.  Then you'll have perfect pillows!

Ta-da!  A brand new chair and pillows!!

It's comfy too :)


LabGirl said...

It's beautiful! You either have too much time on your hands or a new calling! I love being crafty :)

Jenny said...

@LabGirl Thanks, I have always been crafty. And I do have too much time right now, I'm still looking for work.