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.
Thank you so much Patty!
Aren’t you afraid that someone would sit down and get poked by a pin?
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!
Love how easy it is!!
Love this. I can’t sew a straight seam.
I can see one but I prefer not too if I don’t have too. lol. Thanks for visiting Debbie!
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!
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
I do love no sew or almost no sew projects. Isn’t it fun to be able to change things out with little or no effort?