This blog shows you how easy it is to cover any lounge. You can cover it all if needed or you can cover only part, like I have done, if that will suit the look. It is a cheaper alternative to up cycle a lounge and recycling helps to save the environment and reduce your carbon footprint!
- Matching cotton
- Curved Upholsterers Needle
- Staple Gun
- Place the fabric over the area you wish to cover and tuck into any crevices where possible. For example, where the back rest and arm rests meet the seats. Double check that it is all straight along the seat top.
- Where there is wood you can use a staple gun and staple the fabric to the lounge. Be careful to pull the fabric taught and make sure there are no creases or lumps. The easiest step for the corners is to twist the fabric as you pull it tight then staple it while holding it. Turn in the rough edges of the fabric to stop fraying and keep it looking tidy. Make sure to staple all the sections so that none of the covering comes loose.
- For the sections without wood, you will sew it onto the lounge using the curved upholstery needle. You will need to do this mainly on the seat area. The curved needle makes it easy to pull through to the other side. Turn in the rough edges of the fabric to stop fraying and keep it looking tidy. Once again make sure that you sew all the sections so that nothing comes undone.
7. If you are only doing part of the lounge like I have, you will need to tuck in the fabric edge where the back rest meets the seat. Sew along the entire edge, opening up the edge so that the sewing can remain hidden and extra tight within the crevice. This will stop the fabric moving when the seat has been sat on. Otherwise you will be forever tucking it in to tidy up the seat!
Now you are done! If you are covering the whole lounge, then you can repeat the steps for the remaining parts. Good luck!!
Now I will show you the simple steps to make a matching cushion
- Cut out the fabric about 5cm bigger than your cushion.
- Sew it using a sewing machine with right sides of the fabric facing. Sew all sides but on the last side leave a gap wide enough to squash your pillow through.
- Now turn the right side of your fabric through. Push your cushion through.
6. Close the opening of the cushion by turning in the edge and sewing both sides together to sew close the edge. Your cushion is complete and ready for use on your lounge!
Good luck with your project of covering your lounge. I have covered a few in my time as I love doing it for myself and friends. Revamping a lounge and reducing your waste is a great project. Send me an email if you have any questions or photos of your finished product, I would love to see them.