Time for a little sprucing up around Purple Chocolat Home.
We did a little redecorating in the living room and these
large leather double wide chairs needed something.
I had some ugly striped pillows from the last model
home I decorated and decided to recover them.
I found this beautiful flocked damask on a burlap
type weave that I thought would be beautiful
Here is a before shot. I had never used these pillow,
they just came with a couch we used and I was
actually getting ready to ship them off to a thrift
Recovering pillows is one of the easiest redecorating
projects. If you haven't given it a try, you should.
I just cut open the fabric and then used it as a pattern
for the new fabric. With the damask pattern, I had to
be careful to center the design. I was going to try and
reuse the fringe, but it just fell apart when I dismantled
the pillow so I bought new instead.
After the two sides of the pillow were cut out, I sewed
the fringe on the right side of the pillow front.
Next I placed the two pieces right sides together, being sure not
to get the end of the fringe caught in the seam, I sewed
the two sides together with the fringe.
Trim the corners and turn right side out.
Stitch the opening closed and fluff the fringe.
To tuft the pillow you will need an upholstery needle.
You can buy these at almost any fabric store. This one
is about 8 to 10 inches long. This way the needle goes
all the way through the thickness of the pillow. I used
the more expensive jeweled button for only one side
and this faux leather button for the opposite side.
I also used heavy duty upholstery thread and tied
each one off separately for extra security.
Throw on another purchased pillow and
pull up the ottoman and the project is done.
There are two of these chairs so I made two of
the pillows and saved a fortune.
I will be posting this with
Fabric from Home Fabrics