I mentioned the fun Ikea Drapper Event that Snap co-hosted in last week’s What’s For Dinner post . In addition to feeding a bunch of us bloggers, introducing us to their brand new fully solar powered remodel, and giving us first peek at the new catalog a long with some other awesome swag.
While I was there I picked up one of their awesome STIG stools they were only $16.99 and come in both bar and counter height. A steal right? Sometimes when I have a lot of iron-ons or orders to cut out I get tired of sitting so I’ve been looking for the perfect stool.
The chair is comfy enough but I thought that it would be nice to add some padding and them snaze it up so that it coordinates with the rest of the room decor. I’ve got those awesome Ikea Expidit shelves all over and had some fabric left over from the fabric covered boxes that I use in the shelves so it worked out great. I also wanted to add a little organizing pouch so I can keep my tools close by while also freeing up table space.
Today I’m going to share how to cover the chair and then next week I’ll be sharing how to make the pouch to add to the sides.
- Ikea STIG stool (assembled)
- 1 yard of pretty fabric
- 1/2 yard fleece for padding
- Packing Tape
Lay the seat piece and cut out your fabric. Leave a generous margin 2-3 inches around on the outer fabric. You do not need a margin for the fleece. I did my fleece three layers thick and it’s super comfy. Place the fleece in the middle of the top fabric as shown above.
Lay the seat piece on top of the fleece and start taping by pulling the side over and taping to keep the fabric in place. It should be taut but does not need to be super tight since when you put it on the frame that will need some room and hold the fabric in place. Pop seat top on (I had to use my knee for some extra umph). Don’t worry it pops off really easily so if you want to make a pouch you still can.
Lay seat back on top of fabric and trace with a fabric marker. I layed it, traced around the side and rounded edge then rolled it over to get the top edge and layed it down and continued tracing. Cut around leaving a 1 inch margin on each side and along the top and a 3 inch margin along the bottom. Cut. Lay over the back rest to check size.
Fold bottom edges over making sure not to fold too short. You do not want any of the back rest to peek out. Hem both bottom edges. Fold in half with right sides together and stitch up both sides. You should now have a little pouch.
Rightside out the back rest cover and slide over the back rest. Tuck in the top corners of back rest cover and you’re good to go!
Check back in next week for the full tutorial for the pouch because I think this post is long enough haha. Thanks again so so much to Ikea Drapper and Snap for the fun event! Check out more fun pictures of the event here.
Part II The Pocket is now up, see it here.