Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Glider Recovered...

 I've had the material for about two weeks, but kinda dreaded recovering my glider. Once I jumped into it though, it took off and I was done before I knew it.

I started with the upright cushion for your back. I laid out my fabric, left about 2 inches for the sides and seam allowance. I cut out a piece, flipped it over and cut out the second piece.

Next I started pinning the fabric with wrong sides out around the cushion itself. I did this because I wanted a nice snug fit. To get the cushion out I folded the cushion in half and pulled it out. On a stiffer cushion, this can be a bit more difficult. 

I sewed the fabric together and then had to cover the straps that secure the cushion to the chair. 

I marked where to open a hole for the strap

I quickly made a tube out of scrap fabric that would fit around the strap and it turned out the perfect size. I slipped the strap in the tube once it was turned right side out.

I opened up the fabric with a seam ripper and scissors where the snap is.

I actually sewed this strap back onto the original cushion and not the cover because I wanted it to be more secure.

After opening holes for the straps to come through, slipping the cover on and sewing the holes closed around the strap, the last step is to close the bottom. I just folded the excess in and sewed it together.

I followed about the same process for the seat cushion. For the ottoman I detached the top from the gliding parts (sorry no step by step pictures - it was end of nap time and I just wanted to get it done.) I laid the top on the fabric and cut it with about 2 inches on each side, enough to pull up and staple. I stapled it one long side, then the opposite side. Finally the short sides and folded the corner in all nice and neat to finish it off. Screw the top back on and its done!

I'm thinking I'm going to paint the wood, probably a dark brown/black. Kinda like that table. Although it photographs as black it is a dark brown color. 

Well I have some cleaning to catch up on now that the little guys is asleep so gotta run!


  1. What a great find! It looks so comfy! I'm hosting a new linky party. I would love for you to join it.


    1. Thanks for the invite. I totally thought I linked up this morning, but it must have slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. I recovered a glider, too. Its amazing what a bit of fresh fabric can do! Like the print you chose.

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like it. It is amazing what some fresh fabric can do. Thank you for your comment, have a great weekend!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...