Friday, April 16, 2010

Project Day: Cube Stool Slipcovers













I have had these cube stools for years and they have been sitting in storage because they look too modern for my liking. So I gave them a little makeover this week so as I could re introduce them into our home! I made some easy slipcovers.
  • Using an old white sheet from a thrift store [$2.50] and a vintage plastic clothing hanger [$3.00] I cut out squares for the seat top and sides leaving a small seam allowance all round.
  • I pinned them altogether [wrong sides up] on the stool [this is the key as you can easily adjust the pieces so they fit snug].
  • Sew the whole thing together and turn right side up. Slip over stool. Add cushions.
As I am a basic sewer only this project was quite easy. And believe me it is not a perfect job, I even used the existing seams on the sheet for the bottom edging. But for me, that's what makes it perfect, the imperfections ! OK stools.........you are allowed back inside now.
Have a great weekend everyone. Simone xx

41 comments:

  1. New follower here... love your style! Looking forward to seeing more! ♥

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  2. Wow!! Simone you are getting really good at that sewing machine! Congratulations and have a lovely weekend. Pity its just started to rain for us :-(

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  3. I am loving slip covers at the moment, and these came up just great. that material is amazing, you said they are plastic?
    Alicia :0)

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  4. These look fabulous Simone and really complement the artwork above with the burst of colour. What a great idea for adding some prettiness to those stools x

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  5. oh my goodness dollface. i love these. they are adorable and bright. :)

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  6. looks good Simone.. another save... I don't really like the original look either... have a great weekend.. xx Julie

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  7. So much lovelier and you can change them up when you get tired of these ones...very clever!!Can't believe how good you are getting at sewing so quickly. I think they would also look great with a bobbly pom pom trim on the bottom like Anna does on her light shades, some how they remind of these, cheers Katherine

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  8. i LOVE cube stools especially with those adorable covers. they make them look so much better. precious! <3

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  9. I love love the fabric! It looks very "Amy Butler" albeit vintage. The pillows are very cool as well; did you make them too? I have a collection of doilies I've been saving to use on my pillow covers. Your pillows tell me that is definitely the way to go. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. how did you get enough fabric from a coat hanger Simone or am I a bit vague? because I love them.xxx

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  11. I adore these...the fabric makes me sooooo happy. Happy weekend sweet one. xoxo

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  12. I absolutely adore the print on these cube stools, they look gorgeous, clever girl you are, well done!xx

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  13. How pretty Simone..you are very creative..a great makeover.

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  14. love them! and sewing is about capturing what you love and want to live with- not the hems..or the stitching!
    have a great weekend looking at them!

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  15. Great combo with the paintings. Have a good weekend!

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  16. Fantatastic!! Happy weekend!! Kisses, Ana

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  17. They look ace! Love the idea! :) xxx

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  18. Well done. That's great. I received my mother-in-law's sewing machine this week and you give me inspiration that even a novice like I could whip something up.

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  19. A really nice recycling stools.
    Kss

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  20. Very cute simone! great job as usual.

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  21. Great project! I have a few things banished to the garage as well, wonder what I could do with them...

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  22. Very cute and cheery. I like the "pillow backs too.
    Looking good.
    Have a great weekend!

    Melinda

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  23. I love these - gorgeous fabric. Leigh

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  24. Great transformation. They look welcoming and cheery now.

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  25. Great fabric looks good on the cubes well done Simone :)

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  26. Hi Simone, these look really cute & are great with your Vintage themed home.
    Well done!
    x

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  27. They look fantastic Simone! I love that fabric!! Enjoy your 'new' stools:) Hope you have a fabulous weekend ~ Tina xx

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  28. Great makeover! I bet those little stools can't even believe how cute they look, especially with the gorgeous cushions...

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  29. good work, they look very nice!

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  30. Simone, I just love how you take the basic and update it to your taste! You now have custom cubes that fit the space and feel....very cool, indeed! :> Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

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  31. I Love!
    I need this it!
    Tank you!
    Amazing!

    Re.

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  32. I think they turned out absolutely perfect! I love them!

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  33. Hi Simone,
    You have taken to that sewing machine like a duck to water. Congratulations! You're a natural. I love sewing too. It is so rewarding to stand back and see what you have created and feel so good about it. Someone asked about your cushions. Speaking of such things, in one of your photos I saw a little grey velvet type cushion with a heart embroidered on it, and with flowers on it. Do you want a second one the same. I have one you are quite welcome to because I just have nowhere to put it. Email me if you want it and I will send it up to you.
    Much love
    Dee

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  34. Thanks so much! I was able to do an ottoman cover one morning, before my daughter woke up, using this idea. I then did two more. Thanks to you 3 op shop ottomans, and some fabric (some op shop) became 3 great ones!
    Felicity

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