It’s Not Your Fault, Pink – Recovering a Dutailier Glider
Self-identifying as a “non-girly girl” girl, I’ve never been a big fan of pink.
But with a daughter I’ve learned to tolerate it. Damn near say embrace it. Because with a baby as adorable as mine, not that I’m biased, and friends and family who are ever so generous with gifts and hand-me-downs, it’s inevitable, and it really isn’t pink’s fault anyway.
It’s not the color, it’s what the color represents. Sweet, innocent, girly. I always thought of it as a color of weakness, not a color of power. Which is ridiculous.
So it’s kinda crazy that I did this.
That chair was dying for a switch. It used to be a really lovely shade of forest green. Uhh huh.
So after getting my sparkly new sewing machine for Christmas, and breaking it in with some cloth wipes, I knew it was time.
I could make this post REALLY simple, and just say that I mostly used this tutorial, with some tweaks because my chair is slightly different.
But instead lets recap, and I try to pick up what the other tutorial left out.
So firstly, for all pieces of the chair, I simply laid my cushion out and cut 1″ on all sides, and 1.5″ on the bottom.
I sewed the cut pieces inside out on three sides — not sewing closed the bottom, only hemming. Then flipped them out right side, and added snaps to the bottom to secure the cushion inside it’s new home.
As for the footstool, I laid out the cushion and cut only one piece, leaving 2″ on each side.
Next, I cut triangles on all corners so that it would fold over nicely.
Then, to sew them together, I simply aligned the edges on top of one another and sewed straight.
And, when flipped back right side, gives you this nice little pointy corner.
Once all four corners were done it fit quite nicely!
Then I cut two more pieces of fabric and hemmed them on one side. These covered the bottom, like an envelope pillow.
Sew all edges together…
Flip it inside out, add velcro (which is how mine attached to the wooden foot stool), and bam, done.
Of course, the chair usually looks like this:
And more often, like this:
I’m glad someone around here appreciates all my hard work.