No-Sew Recovering With Upholstery Pins

No-Sew Recovering With Upholstery Pinsblank630x20My office has a small window seat. The cushion itself was made using a plain piece of thick foam that was cut to fit, then a slipcover was sewn  to go over it.  (My dad had made it for me.) I recently redid my entire office and I wanted to do a quick recover of it so it would match my new decor. I had recently learned about upholstery pins which are basically small spiral thumbtacks.  I had previously used them to hold a bed ruffle in place and decided to see how they would work to recover my window seat cushion. (Spoiler alert: They worked great!)

If you’d like to see some of the other things I created to match my office check out our DIY Large Mouse Pad and my Organize Office Supplies in Style posts!  This post also qualifies for our Buff Your Stuff series where we give a face-lift to things we already have.

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blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!Upholstery Pins Recovering

Instructions

My window seat before recovering.

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The material I chose plus a pack of upholstery pins. Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20

Push the pins in.Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20

Twist them until they are inserted tight.Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!blank630x20

Barnaby approves. Upholstery pins are are an incredibly simple yet versatile tool for doing some quick no-sew recovering in your home. We recovered a window seat in minutes!

8 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this- I had never heard of upholstery pins before- I can’t sew a stitch so this would be great for a few projects that are long overdue!
    ps Barnaby is adorable!

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    1. Nancy Author

      You’re very welcome. When I learned about them I thought it was the coolest thing ever! Appreciate you visiting. And thanks for the kind comment on Barnaby. He’s a sweetheart for sure. Ü

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    1. Nancy Author

      You make a fair point but the pad is fairly deep and strong and pins twist around not going straight up so it would almost be impossible for that to happen. Ü Again, fair point though!

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