Stool Seat Cover
|February 3, 2011||Posted by Jessie under Kitchen, Sewing Projects|
Our cute little stool that is in our built-in desk area was your basic bland stool (from Walmart) when we bought it. Similar to this:
After a mini-makeover, it now adds some country charm to go with our metal buckets and table legs.
This first thing I did was trace the size of the seat to our foam and fabric. I then cut the foam and fabric to size and hot glued the fabric to the foam. Then I started on the skirt.
Start by cutting your fabric to size-mine is a 5″ skirt but you could adjust it to fit the look you want. Really, 5″ was all the fabric I had left.
Pin, iron, and hem all the way around:
After you have the skirt hemmed, you will make your pleats. I first just kind of guessed and checked to see how big my pleats could be and still fit around the whole seat. I’m sure there is a more mathematical way to do it but I didn’t think that through. My very professional measuring ways lead me to make 3″ wide pleats with 3/4″ folds.
I laid my fabric out and measured, folded, and pinned the whole skirt. It will end in a circle and look like a pretty little wreath.
Then sew around the top of the skirt to finish off your pleats.
Finally, I pinned the skirt to the foam to hold it in place while I hot glued the skirt to the foam cushion.
Then I put some velcro strips on my stool to keep the cushion in place.
I love how it turned out. The skirt and cushion was simple and free! I just used some scrap fabric and foam I had and pieced it together to cover this seat.
Here are a few more views: