My 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.
Upholstery Pins Recovering
- Material of choice
- Upholstery Pins
My window seat before recovering.
The material I chose plus a pack of upholstery pins.
Push the pins in.
Twist them until they are inserted tight.