How To Make A Glider Chair Cover

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How To Make A Glider Chair Cover – Nursery Glider Rocking Chair Upgrade Posted: September 24, 2012 · Edited: June 13, 2016 by Christina Dennis · This post may contain affiliate links · This blog earns advertising revenue · Christina Dennis by 42 reviews can you buy rocking chairs at big box stores for daycare? The ones that are beige and “blah”? We had to fix one when our first baby was born. Do you know why? Because this thing was so comfortable! Now with baby number two here, and since we had to move the glider into the living room due to space issues, I thought it was time to update the chair to make it look more modern and fun. To be honest, I found this project quite challenging – a definite “labor of love”! However, I really liked the results and the hard work was worth it. Want to learn how to update your old glider with fabric and paint? Here’s how I made it: Materials: 2 ½ yards of primary color cotton decorative fabric (I used Premier Prints Twill Suzani Corn Yellow – loved the Suzani pattern and also used it in this boutique quilt project!) 1 yard of Cotton Decorative Contrast contrasting/patterned fabric (for pillow sides and piping if needed) piping cord 2 cans of paint + primer in white undercoat (this is a heavy, soft paint) zipper cover (back and bottom for pillows) ) Instructions: Remove all pillows from the chair and the ottoman if you have one. Paint evenly with exterior spray, following paint instructions. I decided to sand the paint, sanding all the edges of the chair as shown above. This works well if you have a dark complexion. What really made this glider look old in my opinion was the rounded button back pad. I covered the whole pillow with thick felt and fastened the corners (I filled the corners with polyester to fill them). I also cut stripes on the edge of the pillow to give it a more “boxer” look. I laid the pages loosely on the front and back to put on top of the old pillow. I repeated this process for the seat cushion. Then pipe a bit if you want the edges of the pillows (I really wanted mine to define the edges and add interest to my pillows). Measure the diameter of the pad and multiply that number by two to determine the length of pipe required. Cut 2-inch wide strips of fabric and sew them together at an angle (as in the first picture above). Fold them over the piping cord and sew to secure (as in the second picture above). Carefully measure both pillows and cut two. – and the back pieces for each pillow based on your measurements h h h used patterned base fabric like mine, make sure you want the center pattern of the pillows or not!Cut out the side, front and back rectangle pieces take Your contrasting fabric based on your pillow measurements and pillow thickness For the back of the seat cushion and the bottom of the back pillow, you will sew on the zipper, so cut this part 1 inch deeper (higher) and then cut. pipe in half lengthwise (as shown in the first picture) with the raw edges of the pillow (as shown in the second picture). cut the seeds so that the ends and ends of the thread are exactly the same, and make sure that the fabric around it is slightly longer. Then fold and sew one side of the fabric from right to wrong to create a finished seam (as shown in the third image above). For the side pieces, start on the zipper side and sew the zipper in place – join the two narrower strips as shown in the first photo above. Paint, then fold a piece of fabric in half and sew the wrong side to the short raw edge as shown in the second photo above to create a zipper “stop” that prevents the zipper from falling out. Now sew these side pieces to the other front and back of the pillow and add piping earlier. I used a ton of pins for this part and even had a hard time getting the seam in a good place so the seam wouldn’t show through the piping. Corners are hard too! I did what I could with the machine, then traced the corners and the little mistakes I made earlier by hand. It worked for me! If your glider has a wobbly ottoman, you can restore it in no time! Turn the lined part over, remove the staples around the edges of the bottom fabric cover. Cut a piece of the base fabric and make it about 3 inches larger than the ottoman on each side. Place the fabric right side down, then on the rag, then on the ottoman (center). Pull the cloth and place it under it. Gently pull and smooth the bottom of the ottoman on all four sides. For the corners, I gently fold and pull them to make as smooth a corner as possible (as shown in the third image above). Finally, reattach the bottom. Stuff the cushions into your own pillow covers, place them in your glider, and sit back to admire your work! Overall, I was happy with the glider upgrade. It was definitely a challenging project, but it helped me. the rocker has a very different look and would look so cute in my daughter’s nursery! Because I didn’t talk about it in detail. In addition to some quilting basics for this post, you may find the following links useful for this project: Quilting Basics: Sewing Box Pillows by Curbly How to Insert a Zipper Be sure to try this project don’t be scared! I think it’s worth it and much cheaper than buying new. Plus, it’s fully customizable, so you can fit it perfectly into any nursery! These link parties are linked to: Mondays at My Lou’s Pass, Sundae Scoop Link Party, I Heart Nap Time, DIY, aka design, DIY Project Parade, More recipes you can enjoy from BêdNaai a tinkerbell at the DIY Show Off. skirt and top What a great makeup. Love your choice of fabrics and the wood on the holders. Gail Reply Christina Dennis October 1, 2012 at 11:23 pm Thanks so much, Gail! Yes, I liked the plain wooden armrests better, so I left them in (also less work for me!). Thanks for stopping by! Reply Carolyn October 7, 2012 at 6:25 am I’ve been thinking about this project for a while…you’ve inspired me to be brave enough to try it! Nice fabric too! Pin it! Reply: Christina Dennis October 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm Thanks so much, Carolyn! I’m glad it inspired you – I’d love to see your photos when your project is finished! Reply to post by MJ @ 517 October 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm What a great change! I’m having a beautiful month of babies during November (our daughter is due in November). I’d love for you to guest share this if you’re interested! Reply Christina Dennis October 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm Thanks, MJ. I have sent you an email! Reply BT Haynes October 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm What a gorgeous makeup! Not only is it the best solution, it’s beautiful! Reply: Christina Dennis October 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm Congratulations and thank you so much for being there, BT! Jessie January 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm Reply Looking forward to upgrading my planner. Did you sand the chair before painting it? Does spray paint stick to varnish? Reply: Christina Dennis January 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm Hi Jessie! I didn’t sand, but the paint + primer I used seemed to stick very well to the varnished wood. If you’re worried about the paint chipping later (I’m not mine due to my rough look), I suggest sanding and sealing the finished project with a clear water-based sealer. Reply Angie March 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm Love it

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