I am very happy with how the chairs for the Big Boy's Bedroom turned out. But what makes me really happy? The fact that it only cost about $35 a chair to recover vs. the $1000 a chair estimate that my upholsterer quoted me!
To wrap up the project all that was left to do was cover the seat cushions, and I wanted to do it as quickly as possible. To make this happen the cushions were laid directly on a double layer of fabric, the shape traced and cut out with a one inch seam allowance. No time for patterns!
For some odd reason I kept thinking of baking and decorating cakes...
Next the circumference and height of the cushions were measured to figure out the dimensions to cut the cushion cover edges. One inch seam allowances were added to these measurements, at the top, bottom and ends of the strips. Then two were cut, one for each cover.
The strips were then sewn onto the top sides of the covers. Afterwards the seams were pressed open and slipped over the old cushions to check the fit.
Seeing the fit was fine, the bottom sides of the covers were sewn onto the opposite edge of the strips. Then all the seams were pressed and the covers turned right side out. The final step was to insert the old cushions into their new covers, stitch up the back openings and place the newly covered cushions onto the chairs.
Someday I'd like to get the chairs professionally redone to perfection. But for now, this is just fine.