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SLIP COVER FOR WINDOW SEAT PAD

Louise_Partington | Posted in The Archives on

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I would like information about making a slip cover for a window seat pad. The shape is rectangle, the pad is 2″ thick. It will have a slip cover in draper lining and then a print fabric slip cover. I thought about cutting the top and bottom fabrics (rectangle) and then the sides and end pieces and sew them all together. Put the foam pad inside and hand sew one end together. The print fabric would have piping around the top and bottom fabric. This pad will be strapped to the top of a cedar chest.

Questions: Should I cut the slip cover (draper lining) in one large piece sew together and insert the two ends? Or would it be better to cut the individual pieces and sew them together, like I plan to do on the outer cover. I don’t know if there were articles in old Thread magazines or have their been articles about how to make slip covers? Please give me some input. I know there must be many people that have made slip covers and I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.

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  1. Colleen_Writt | | #1

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    Whether you make the inside cover for your pad of one
    piece or three(top, bottom and band) it really does not matter. Just be sure it does not fit so tight
    that it rounds the edges of the foam pad. Your project is a very basic upholstery project and should
    go easily. As far as the outside cover goes,when I worked at an upholstery shop, we would lay the cut foam onto the right side of the fabric, then chalk around the outline. Remove the
    foam pad and lay the chalked fabric down onto the
    next piece of fabric,chalk side down. Pat along the lines with your fingers and you have made an identical-opposite marked piece. The piping is sewn along the chalk line. Banding joins the top and bottom together, and a zipper at the back of the band makes it easier to close the cover after inserting the cushion. You should find a book on this subject at your library. A very good sewing book is the Readers Digest Complete Guide To Sewing,
    my copy was printed in 1976.

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