Re-covering the old chair and couch
Years ago, I recovered this old couch and chair that was given to us. We love John Deere, so that was the material I choose at that time. Because it was just regular cotton fabric, it was starting to show its wear. There were also stains that I was unable to remove. Time for a facelift! For me it was the second time that I was recovering these furniture items.
I had lots of old denim and old jeans given to me. So I decided to use some of this fabric for my third, and hopefully last re-cover.
I mixed and matched and measured and fitted.
Pieces were sewn together to make bigger pieces.
I liked the idea of adding pockets to the cover for interest.
Getting the fit right
For the pattern, I used the old covers.
In the back ground are the cushions in the original fabric.
Checking for the fit. I had to add some pieces here and there to make it properly fit the pillows.
The bottom seams were hand stitched close. I used strong upholstery thread for durability.
It was an involved project that took quite a bit of time, but I really like how the end result came out. And I only broke 4 sewing machine needles!!
Here is an overview.
And the couch.
Well, what do you think? I would imagine this will stand up for as long as I need it to be. There are no plans to recover them ever again as far as I am concerned. Now we just need nice enough weather to sit on the veranda and enjoy them!
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