This was a much more productive run! Amazing what can happen when you have all the right materials at your disposal! Last time I sat down to reupholster a seat for my dinette I had a chair pad (foam) that was several inches too narrow on all fronts. How frustrating! I went back to JoAnn a few days ago and swapped those chair pads for squares ones that were 22″ on each side. They only had three 1″ high density foam pads, so I had to get 2″ thickness, praying that I had enough fabric (I did).
These covered the widest part of my seats (20″). My seats taper towards the back, so I will have to do some extra cutting.
These were my tools: a permanent marker and my bread knife. You can be fancy and use an electric meat carver, but I don’t have one.
Trace your seat with the permanent marker.
When you are cutting, MAKE SURE YOU MAINTAIN AN UP-AND-DOWN MOTION. Do NOT cut at an angle. I learned this the hard way. Your seat will be lopsided and you will have to conjure up a way fill in what you’ve cut out. (This high density foam is NOT easy to cut, so cutting small pieces to make up for mistakes won’t happen).
Lisette Harrington writes about her love of fitness, beauty favorites, home décor, and her two pups, Chip and Daisy. When she's not blogging, gardening, or working out, she is helping bloggers grow their WordPress blogs at HighNoteDesigns.com