Removable seat covers!

Homeware

Yes! I have taken my homeware skills to the next level by making the latest seat covers removable! I thought it was a good idea since they are for the dining chairs…

My new favourite shop is H&M Foam and Upholstery – you can order the foam your chair needs and they can cut it to size! How amazing is that! So I ordered four to fit my chairs…but I think I chose the wrong option or I got the measurements wrong – but no matter, a trusty bread knife can fix this!

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Once I had my foam to the correct size, I began drafting ideas for the cover, doing the maths and making sure my lines were straight – I think it is longest I have taken over something like this, because if it ends up a little off it will be very noticeable!

I cut the top section in half and measured out the seam allowance so I could insert the zip – making these covers extremely useful!

I then attached the top (plus zip) and back sections to the top piece, and the side sections to the bottom piece, and then attached the two together, with four straps stitched into the bottom seams with velcro to make the seats easy to fasten. In hindsight this process was more complicated than it needed to be.

Although, the final outcome was better than I thought! But for the next cover, I decided to try a different process…

For the second cover, I stitched the side sections together first and then attached the front panel on to it – this was a lot quicker and easier! I have to add a small note about Bernie the overlocker – how much more professional do they look?! Am thrilled with it!

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The outcome of the second attempt was a lot neater than the first…

And here are the other two – all of these covers were made with scraps or off cuts hunted out of my bundle of fabrics. So it was nice to dig the old favourites out agin to add colour and comfort to our little flat!

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