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Sorry, I don’t have a photo of the actual chair for the before and after but I do have a photo of the cushions.
For the glider seat I used approximately 1 and a half yards of Husk textured Brick , 5/8 yards of out door piping, 5/8 yards of zipper coil in beige and a slider pull in beige.
The first step in recreating the gliders seat cushion is the remove all the stitching on the existing cushion using a seam ripper. I have a total of six pieces of pattern pieces.
Lay all the pattern pieces right side down on the backside of the fabric you will be using to recover with. Cut out all the pieces and place darts exactly like the existing patterns have. This step is very important when you start sewing.
¬†¬† I use the utility zipper which Warehousefabricsinc.com sells by the yard and a zipper head. These do not have stops to prevent the zipper head from coming off the coil. To prevent the head from coming off use a piece of fabric as shown in the photo and stitch down across the zipper several times. Do this on both ends of the zipper.
Next, attach the bottom and top of the seat cushion together with the cord in between.
¬† Believe me it took a few minutes to get this step to work in my mind. What you have to do now is to line up your side panel you just attached with the side of the top of the seat cushion and sew face sides together. Now line up the side panel with the bottom of the seat cushion and sew face sides together. Then repeat on the other side panel.
Next week we will make the gliders back cushion!
Happy sewing until next time!!