A few weeks ago The Boy and I redecorated our kitchen. I used some pretty tartan-style fabric to make a table runner and matching curtain to hide our bin. I bought a bunch more of this fabric to make (also matching) chair cushion covers!
Though I’ve only finished one so far – I thought I’d share it with you because…well…it’s too small for the chair! Haha!
To be fair to my sewing self I made the cover to accurately fit the cushion… I just never measured the cushion against the chair!
The Boy almost fell off his (cushionless – that one’s mine) chair laughing when he saw it.
In my defence, the cushions seemed quite big and a perfectly normal size for a chair seat – even sitting on it I maintain it’s a decent size, definitely big enough for my sizeable booty. So I’ve decided not only to keep it, but also to continue and make three more the same. I actually quite like the strip of chair seen around the cushion – a bit of contrast! – not to mention that I still have three more cushions this size! Whoops! At least they’re unique!
- Measure properly! Though the cover fit, I should have measured my chair seat before I bought the cushions. Silly.
- Stop and think – whilst sewing this cover up I made a stupid mistake and sewed the box corners twice as long as they should be (an inch either side, instead of in total) which made for a much thinner cover:
If I’d have thought about it for a second I would have realised this would happen and prevent all the redo-ing I had to do!
- I’m really happy with the ties and how they sit, topstitching is slowly improving!
- Make another three I guess?
I’m hoping that I also have a bit more of this fabric left to make other bits with, though I have no idea what yet – place mats? Pot holders? Napkins? All of the above?
What are your favourite kitchen accessories? (and do your chair cushions fit your chairs?)