I am so excited to share the new Riley Blake Home Decor fabric. I am in love with Riley Blake’s new Home Decor Fabric. It is such good quality and amazing cute designs.
Recently I was given a vintage kitchen table. This table actually means a lot to me. It was my grandmothers kitchen table and then it was our family kitchen table when I was a kid. Its such a cute table. Its white with a blue and greyish pattern on it.
The one bad thing about this table would have to be the chairs. They are hideous and very worn out. I have been hiding them in my basement for a couple years making this the perfect chance to recover them. I went with the Home Decor Damask on White.
1 yard print
1/3 yard solid
adhesive or staple gun
sewing machine, thread, rotary cutter and mat
First thing take the seat off.
Measure to see how big the bottom of the seat is. Mine is a 14.5″ square
For the seat “print” we are going to cut a square of what we measured, Mine was 26.5″ so I cut a 26.5″ square.
Next we’ll cut a square of the solid to cover the bottom. It needs to be 2″ smaller than what we measured. So I cut mine to a 13″ square.
Finish the edges of your squares. You can do this one of 2 ways. By serging it or folding your fabric under a 1/4″ pressing and folding under another 1/4″ and sewing down. I chose to serge mine. Do this with both the solid and the print.
Lay your fabric face down on a flat surface and center the seat on it.
Bring in each corner one at a time and glue or staple in place. I glued mine and then went back and stapled it.
After you do all 4 corners bring in the sides and glue or staple down. Make sure to pull it tight and watch your corners to make sure they are smooth.
Center your solid square to cover up the print and glue or staple in place.
Place the seat back on the chair and screw it in to place.
For the back rest I cut a rectangle and inch bigger than my back. Sew around 2 short sides and the top with a 1/4″ seam. Finish the bottom by serging it. and then hemming it with a very scant seam.
Find the middle of the front and the middle of the Velcro. Pin the Velcro on top lining it with the pins and the edge of the bottom.
Sew around all 4 sides of the Velcro.
Repeat with the back piece but sew it to the wrong side of the print. Slide over your back rest and Velcro together.