Are you one of those people who rescues furniture from the street? I am! Here is my ancient wooden chair, adopted years ago and given a slap of paint. Now, it’s the item I throw my PJs onto each morning when I climb in the shower.
I recently sewed a new seat pad for it, using my BRILLIANT HAPPY fabric bought ages ago from TMOS, along with some RIDICULOUSLY giant pom poms.
I’m not sure I’ve used enough capital letters in that sentence.
YOU SHALL NEED
Paper, pencil and ruler
Your chosen fabric
Quilting foot and zipper foot (non essential)
Trace a template around the edge of your seat with pencil and paper
Add 15 mm seam allowance
Cut your template out of the paper
Cut two pieces of fabric and one piece of batting to the template
Trace quilting lines on one piece of fabric
Using the quilting foot on your machine, quilt the batting to the underside of your fabric
Baste two lengths of ribbon to either top edge of your quilted seat pad
Baste the pom pom trim to the outer edge of your other seat pad, with the pom poms facing in to your make
Right sides together, pin or wonder clip your two seat pads together
Sew with a 15 mm seam allowance, leaving an opening at the top of the seat pad
Trim raw seams and turn seat pad inside out
Press and hand stitch the open seam closed
Attach to your seat – and you’re done!
Don’t you just love this fabric?