Updated: 2019-09-17 Views: 81
Sitting pretty. That's what you'll be when you complete this lovely vanity chair pad. We took a simple center-tufted cushion design， then added deep double ruffles and long beautiful bows to attach the pad to the back of the chair. You'll also want to check out our "keep-it-from-slipping-and-ripping-out-the-ties" trick at the end of the article. ？
Although our cushion was specifically designed to coordinate with the matching skirted？vanity table， it would also be an adorable project option for a set of kitchen chairs or to update a desk chair. Voile is a perfect fabric to create the soft ruffles and lusicously long bows. ？accent pillow case baby canvas outdoor
Today's project features voile from？Tula Pink's The Birds &； The Bees collection. This is an older collection that is no longer readily available. However， voile is still a popular substrate for many designer collections. We picked four pretty new options shown below at Hawthorne Threads. For a full selectionpersonalized wedding gifts，？enter the word voile in the search field on the Hawthorne Threads website.
Our chair came from Ikea. Below is a bird's eye view of the seat top along with a drawing of how the chair pad sits on the seat and where the ties are positioned in relationship to the back chair posts.？
The fabric amounts listed below will accommodate this basic size. If your chair seat is quite a bit smaller or larger， make your pattern first， then use it to figure out your yardage.
Chairs differ widely， so tracing your chair's seat to make a simple paper template， like professional upholsterers do， gets the job done quickly and easily. Fold your finished pattern in half to make sure both sides are mirror images of one another. Trim as needed to insure your final pattern is accurate and true. Remember to mark the position of back chair posts on each side so you know where to position your ties
If you've ever had a tie-on seat cushion before， you may have been saddened when the ties ripped out from the seam after only a little bit of use. This is because the chair pad slips and slides a little bit each time you sit down， putting stress on the ties. Before long， they succumb to the stress and rip out.？
To prevent this， place a sheet of shelf liner？(that same gripper fabric you use in your drawers and/or cabinets to keep things stable) under the cushion. It's inexpensive and easy to find， and it will keep your chair pad from sliding around， extending the life of the ties.
Project Design： Alicia Thommas Sample Creation and Instructional Outline： Kathy Andrews， What Sew Ever
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