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23 Feb 2016

Easy DIY Cushion Covers for a Modern Chair

Easy DIY Cushion Covers for a Modern Chair

We love modern chairs around here. But have you ever noticed how hard they are and not-always-so-comfortable on your bum? So we decided to make an easy (and cute) update to all the chairs in our studio by making custom cushions to all of them. They also inject just the right amount of color and pattern to each piece. Here's how...

Easy DIY Cushion Covers for a Modern Chair

You'll need:

-no sew fabric glue

-foam cushion




-fabric of your choice

Here's how:

1. Use poster board or a thick piece of card stock to trace the seat shape of the chair. Cut out the piece based on the shape you drew. This will make a guide for you to trace and cut fabric, so the cushion fits the seat exactly. 

2. Cut out 2 pieces of fabric from the pattern you just created but make sure to leave 1/2 inch around the edge. This will leave room for the thickness of the cushion.

3. Using fabric glue, glue around the edge of one piece of fabric (pattern side up). Leaving a 3 inch opening at the back end of the cushion where the back of the seat will be (this will leave an opening for you to insert the cushion). Press the two pieces of fabric together then let dry for 30 minutes. 

4. Once dry, invert the fabric and insert the foam cushion.  

5. Finally, using a needle and thread, sew the opening shut and voila! 

Easy DIY Cushion Covers for a Vintage Chair

Easy DIY Cushion Covers for a Vintage Chair

We added a cushion to this vintage vanity seat for a modern and graphic update. Mix-and-match fabrics if you have a bunch of the same chairs (like in a dining room).

Easy DIY Cushion Covers for a Modern Chair

Easy DIY Cushion Covers for a Modern Chair

And, a colorful abstract cushion to this modern rocker. The best part is you can easily change the cushion and the covers as your mood or season changes!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, crafts by Julia Wester and Jessica Hong. Items in each room...Dining table: gold dining chair from Target, dining table by West Elm, vase by V.Bean.  Dressing room: Lorena Canals rug, vintage vanity stool. Sitting area: rocker from Target, Oh Joy for Target light.}



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