17. January 2013 · Comments Off on Slip covers · Categories: Craft, Home · Tags: , , ,

Before Christmas I finished these two slip covers for two grubby white armchairs.  The chairs themselves are wonderful, but they could really use re-upholstering after having lived with us and our marmite-loving children.  But it seems foolish to reupholster them now, so until the kids are bigger they will live underneath these removable & washable slip covers.

The fabric is from two pairs of curtains that I picked up at a second-hand shop.  They are held in place underneath with some button tabs that wrap around each leg, and there is velcro holding one side seam together, so that it was possible to make them removable but still snug fitting.

27. September 2012 · Comments Off on Sewing for home: chair cushions · Categories: Craft, Home · Tags: , ,

We had these two old wooden armchairs in the cellar in our old house, because we didn’t really have space for them.  When we moved we suddenly had plenty of space, but they still sat in the garage because they had no cushions.  Finally in the summer I cut up some old foam mattresses that we had replaced, and made these seat cushions.

  

The fabric is a couple of tablecloths that I bought from Hemtex (a home textiles store) a few years ago.  It’s great to have usable chairs in our entrance, and even better that I was able to use both fabric and foam that I already had!