Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Slip Covered Craigslist Bench

Visit thecsiproject.comThis week's CSI theme is "slipcovers" so I thought I would throw my hat in the ring with our slip covered bench. This bench was purchased so we would have some extra seating, now it's a favorite piece of furniture.

Just before Christmas we bought this bench on craigslist. I love the legs, but I was less than thrilled with the fancy scroll work or the fancy print.  It's just too delicate for our room.

So I designed a slipcover to cover it up. The result is that the cusion looks much thicker and the whole bench looks more substantial.

I made this simple slipcover with curtain fabric I already had in my stash. 

To make the slip cover, I lined a big rectangle of fabric with some scrap from an old shower curtain. I topstitched all the way around the rectangle. Next I lay the rectangle over the bench wrong side up. Then I pinned the corners into triangles to create tight corners. I sewed the triangle flaps and turned the whole thing right side out. Done!

From pretty, but too delicate to bright and bold in a few easy steps!


More slip covered projects here!


Natasha said...

That looks wonderful, the bench was pretty before but with the new cover it looks so much better. You are so good at that!

mle said...

Fantastic job on the slipcover!!
You made the cushion look beefy & the colorful, bold fabric makes quite a statement : )

littlemissmk said...

this is great- i love the fabric you used!