by AllRaggedy 12 Feb 2018

Hello Cuties! I have a sewing question. I am making a slipcover case for 2 rocking chair cushions, The original upholstery, which I am leaving on, has a 3/8 in. piped V design on both sides of the back cushion. To soften the protrusion of the piped V from showing through my new slipcover, is there a type of batting that I could sew to make a case out of, to slip over the cushion before I slide the slipcover on? Any ideas will be appreciated. Thank you, Sharon

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by jenne 13 Feb 2018

In some of the shops I worked for used a heavy batting they just wrapped it around then put the new cover on. if this don't stay in place, do a couple of hand stitches

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AllRaggedy by AllRaggedy 13 Feb 2018

Thank you for the info!

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by dragonflyer 12 Feb 2018

Hmmm...is the back side plain? If so, could you turn it around? Or I think foam would do the trick as Linda has suggested...

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AllRaggedy by AllRaggedy 13 Feb 2018

Unfortunately the piping design is on both sides. Thank you for your suggestion though. Sharon

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by lin02 12 Feb 2018

There is an upholstery batting which I use and if your not able to find it you can use 1/2 inch foam. Linda

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AllRaggedy by AllRaggedy 13 Feb 2018

Are you able to machine stitch the upholstery batting so as to make a pillow cover? If you use foam, how do you keep it in place without attaching it to the pillow underneath? I do not want to harm the original pillow fabric. Thank you for your suggestions,

mrskiki by mrskiki 13 Feb 2018

Spray adhesive would work great.

lin02 by lin02 13 Feb 2018

yes you can stitch on the batting and the foam, just use longer stitches and some odd fabric for the backing mainly on the foam. I've made pillow covers out of both of them and stuffed them with poly fill for floor mats for the kids.

AllRaggedy by AllRaggedy 13 Feb 2018

Thank you all. Great ideas!

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by AllRaggedy 12 Feb 2018

Here is a pic of the cushion I am making a slipcover for.

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