I brought home the 3 bar stool cushions from the cottage that needed to be replaced along with a pair of yellow multiflower curtains I would use to recover them with. It was an easy task and all I had to do was take apart one of the old cushions and use that as a template for the cushion cover pieces and band. I replaced the foam by cutting another thin piece the same size. The width of the band was the width of the chair plus 3″.
I sewed along 1/2″ along the side of the band and gathered up the threads, then pinned the gathered side to the right side of one of the cushion circles. Then I sewed the band on. I pinned the right side of the other cushion top to the right side of the first one keeping the band tucked inside. I sewed the two cushions together leaving 4″ open and turned the cushions right side. The new, thin foam I had cut to the size of the cushion was inserted, then I hand sewed the opening.
After folding under 1/4″ of the band, ironing it I folded it again about 1/2″ wider than the 1″ elastic I was going to use. Then I sewed along the edge of the fold to make a casing. Attaching a safety pin to one end of the elastic I ran it through the casing. Both ends of the elastic were sewn together. I folded in both ends of the band which was a little longer than the stool and hand sewed the 2 ends together. Thats all there was to it. The elastic is tight enough to stay under the bar stool to hold the cushion snug.
I’ve made one already and another 2 more to go. Then I’ll use the rest to recover a rocker seat cover. You just can’t see brightness of the yellow in this cushion. It is pretty.