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From a wooden bench to a comfortable soft bench

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Hardly anyone would argue with the fact that it is more convenient to sit on a soft sofa than on a hard wooden bench. This rework can be advised to both lovers of comfort and those who wish to repair a worn old thing, and fans of individual things in the house. In this case, a bench from IKEA was used as a base, but you can take a homemade one.

You will need:

  • Bench for the base (here IKEA Bjursta);
  • about 2 meters of printed fabric;
  • cord for finishing;
  • 2 meters of light (better than white) cotton fabric;
  • lining material (for example, thick foam rubber);
  • PVA glue;
  • ruler, scissors, cutter;
  • hot glue;
  • needle with thread, pins;
  • iron;
  • sewing machine

Measure the dimensions of the upper part of the bench and cut a piece of foam rubber from the pillow. If a piece of this size is not, make two pieces (or more). Instead of a soft pillow, a seat mat will do. Now you need to make fabric parts for upholstering each plane of the bench. Make the necessary measurements, and cut out fabric parts from the base material.

Strips of about 5 cm in width are cut out of the white fabric, which need to be sewn to the cord along its entire length. The cord is passed between the halves of the fabric, so that they are wrapped around it. Now you should collect all the details together, stitching around the ends of the white fabric, without touching the cord itself, in accordance with the diagrams. Iron each part at every step. When all the pieces are ready, pull them onto the pillow and stretch them, securing them with pins. Finish stitches by hand. Fabric parts to the hard parts of the bench glue the PVA. Attach separate sections of the cord with hot glue, it will allow to achieve almost instant results. After the PVA glue dries, remove the pins and smooth out any irregularities.

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