Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sewing a New Seat Cover

I bought this chair off Craigslist a while ago and have been using it as my "sewing machine" chair.  It's a pretty darn good-looking chair on its own, but the seat cushion was just a little too "in yo' face" green for my taste.

Last weekend I finally got around to making it a new cushion out of this gorgeous gold-foiled coral leather that I picked up a few months ago.  When I bought it at the time, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to use it for...all I knew was that it was too pretty to pass up.  

This was a pretty straight forward project.  First I took apart the old cushion at the seams.   Then I traced around each of the old cushion pieces and made matching leather parts.  After sewing the leather pieces together and adding a zipper on the underside, I was done!  Leather is not a very forgiving material to work with...thank goodness this seat cushion was about as simple as they come.

I was able to reuse the foam insert because it was still in good shape.  Here's a pic of the bottom side of the cushion with the zipper.  Because no one is really going to see the cushion's bottom side, I used the part of the leather with the hole-y blemish so that it didn't go to waste.

I think that it looks pretty nice now!  I'm super happy with how it turned out.  Have you sewed anything new lately?


  1. Ohh I love the color! It looks great! I wish I could sew...I really want to make curtains.

    1. I know, I'm obsessed with the color now! Gotta love that coral. Learning to sew is definitely a process...I'd be lying if I said that I don't make mistakes (my seam ripper is my bff for some projects like this!)

  2. so pretty!

    new follower from gfc blog hop!
    We Are The Tabbs

  3. I love that color! Hi! I love your blog and am your newest follower. I was kinda hopin' that you'd pop on by my blog, check things out, and maybe follow me back if you like it!

    Have a lovely day,

  4. Nice work on the seat cover, it looks great! I'm stopping by from the blog hop, nice to meet you and happy to be your latest follower :)
    Kitty & Buck

  5. That looks fabulous! I love that chair. Just found your cute blog through the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by sometime!


  6. Hi there - new follower from the blog hop! Love your blog & can't wait to read more :) Hope you have a great day!

  7. Where did you get the leather?

    1. I would like to know as well