Here are the dining room chair cushion covers's I made to go along with the Henriksdal slipcover's I made.
This was the first time I made my own piping. I used some leftover unbleached muslin I had and cording. It was easy to do.
I cut strips of the muslin about two inch's wide and encased the cording using a regular stitch. I really only needed it to be 1" wide so that I would end up with 1/2" of fabric.
I used a product called Nu-Foam for the cushions.
My cushions measured 16"x15"x2"so I had to cut the cushion to fit.
Note: After making the covers's I discovered the cushions where to thin and I replaced them with 3" cushions. They new cushions filled out the slipcover beautifully even though the finished height was 2" on the slipcover.
Cutting the fabric pieces - I added 1" to each measurement for 1/2" seam allowances.
for the top and bottom seat cut two 17" x 16"
for the side boxing cut two 17" x 3"
for the front boxing cut one 16" x 3"
for the back boxing cut two 16" x 2' (you'll need these for the zipper)
This is a picture of the side boxing.
Sew the sides and front boxing together along the 3" end. You will have a U shape. Follow instruction on zipper to sew the zipper to the 2 back boxing pieces. Sew the back to the sides and you have created a box.
Sewing the piping to the seat top and bottom -
Sew the piping to the cushion top using a zipper foot so you can get close to the stitching on the piping.
When you get to the corner measure 1/2"
then cut to help pivot piping
turn the piping.
To finish attaching piping open piping seam.
Line up cording and cut excess from opened end.
Fold under muslin
and finish stitching piping down.
Attach piping to bottom seat fabric piece following the directions above.
Attaching the boxing to the seat top and bottom -
Pin the boxing to the top seat piece and
stitch as close as you can to the piping stitching using a zipper foot.
Clip at corners to turn
Now let's make chair ties to keep the cushion on the chair. Cut two pieces 21" x 2". Fold piece over lengthwise right sides together. Stitch leaving one end open to turn. Turn right side out and stitch close open end.
Sew the ties to the boxing
Attach bottom seat piece to the boxing repeating steps above and you are done.
Thank you so much for visiting. Leave me a comment and let me know what you have been doing. I just finished making slipcover's for my kitchen stools using a laminated cotton. I'll share some pictures soon.