Saturday, August 1, 2009

Glider/Rocker Cushion Make Over Tutorial! :)

I know I promised this tutorial a while back, I have finally gotten around to it. :)
If you click on the title, you will find a link to where you can purchase this glider. These instructions are pretty much the same if you are redoing rocker cushions as well.
First, you want to trace the existing cushions that you would like to change. Add around a 1/2" around the pattern and cut out.

You'll need to cut two for the front and back of each cushion, back cushion and bottom cushion.

All cut out! :)

Now, put front sides facing one another.

Sew each on the machine, 1/2" seam allowance.

Clip around the edges, look at the back cushion.
Then trim close, look at the bottom cushion.

Turn them right side out.

Stuff lightly.

The sew up each piece closed, and tuft! :)

Finish! Both pieces are tufted and ready to take their place on the glider.

Here's the before, the after is at the top of the page.
And, there you go! Easy peasy!
Or, have me make them for you. lol ;)
Sorry some of the pictures are a bit on the blurry side, I blame these old eyes. ;)
Oh, and I'm in another treasury at etsy. This one was made by MostlyArt, a delightful miniature clay sculpter who specialises in Arts and Crafts pottery. Thanks, Mostly. :)


  1. Those are so adorable!!! Thanks for sharing how your made them.

  2. Go Dale, Go Dale!

    Great tutorial. You make it look easy.

  3. Awww... sweet! :) Thank you both! :)

  4. Thank you for the tutorial! I tried making a little wingback yesterday by 'bashing' a House of Miniatures Kit. I want different legs for it than what were given or I may use the legs and skirt the chair?! I want to do some furniture 'in my spare time.'!


  5. Jody, I hear you! I want to make upholstered furniture myself. :)

    If you want specific legs, why don't you ask Ray at Minibuilder, if he will do a custom order for you. I know he's going to make me some chair legs when I get to that point. :)

    Skirting would look good in some decors, but not all. Hope this helps. :)

  6. Love this! Thanks for the tutorial!
    I've tagged you for the 4th photo challenge! Come on over to my blog to see what to do!
    Can't wait to see what photo you choose!



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