If you remember, we bought nate this "leather" chair from IKEA a few months back because it resembled a chair he loovveeeddd from World Market.
So, apparently the reason Nate loved the chair from World Market was because of how the seat cushion wasn't the leather so his legs wouldn't stick to it if it were hot out (or if we played video games for 37,000 hours straight). He also apparently forgot he told me that was why he love it. So Monday, during the Columbus day sale at JoAnn's, I grabbed this awesome Home Dec fabric (originally $45/yd) for about $12 a yard. Since I only needed 1.25 yds, it was a super affordable time to do it.
To do this, I laid the cushion out on the fabric, (right sides together) and drew an outline of it. Then, I cut about 1/4 inch outside of that.
To do the long strip, I measured around the outside using my super awesome pink tape measure and the height. (It ended up being about 78x4) I had to do it in two strips, which I sewed together off center to make sure the seam was going to be hidden by the arms of the chair. Once I was done cutting, I had two large pieces for the cushion top and bottom, one long strip and a strip for the back.
To make sure that everything fit together, I laid it over the cushion and pinned it in place- just to double check.
Then, at the back of the cushion, I attached the invisible zipper to the back strip and one of the cushion pieces.
Oh. And apparently all y'all been hounding me for a video about how to install one of these bad boys. I present to you, 18 minutes of Emma babbling on about how to install an invisible zipper. 5 hours of uploading later, I ask you to pardon the couple mistakes that I make (that I correct myself on) and all of my weird sewing faces.
Sorry if I talked obnoxiously long about that...but....you released me awkwardly with three dogs and a video camera. But yes, that is how you install an invisible zipper.
Then, I sewed the rest of the bad boy together. Remember to cut little relief cuts around curves if your cushion has them. When it comes to sewing, straight and curved can work together with a little finagling and a lot of pins! After I struggled stuffing the cushion into it and here's what I was left with!
I really like how the Ikat patten works with the valance I made for the built in.
So tell me, is this an IKEA hack...or a World Market fake?