Have you ever wanted to sew a DIY storage bench cover? What about a pretty…
Have you ever wanted to make a three-tiered ruffled slipcover for a bench that looks high end? I have just the tutorial for you today!
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You may remember that I shared two other versions of this slipcover for a storage bench. Either version would work, depending on the look you are going for. Of course, I prefer this third and final version!
Our DIY Challenge this month was to make a DIY knockoff version of a High End home decor item. I really enjoyed doing this last year when I altered this chandelier.
Can you believe that there is a ruffled slipcover for sale for….. $1,000??!! If for some reason you would rather buy that one, than make your own, well, here it is! (and no, sadly, it is Not an affiliate link.) The good news is that— it includes the bench itself!
Another 3 tier slipcover option for you, if you love the look, is this one for a dining chair. It does not include the chair itself, and is much more economical. (and again, no, this is Not an affiliate link.)
If you know of any other ruffled slipcovers for sale, I would love to know about them! These were the only two that I could find.
How to Make a Ruffled Slipcover for a Bench
More Details about Sewing a Ruffled Slipcover for a Bench
One of my goals when I made this ruffled slipcover, was to imitate the blankets that I lay over the bench to discourage my cat from clawing on it. That does seem to have been successful, as she has not been scratching on it.
Fabric Wholesale Direct sponsored the fabric for this project. Because of the stretch in the material, it is perfect!
While it was a lot of work, it was worth it in my opinion. My cover looks so nice!
I decided not to take the ruffles all the way around the bench. You could do that if you wanted to, of course. But I thought perhaps the ruffles would get in the pianist’s way while he/she was using the damper pedal. So it made it easier for me not to sew the ruffle all the way around. I will guess that you didn’t even realize that fact until I told you just now!
I absolutely love slipcovers because of several reasons. 1. They are washable. 2. They are optional. 3. They allow for variety– you can change to a different color or style anytime you want to. 4. They protect the furniture.
I just found this ruffled shower curtain. If you wanted a shortcut to making a ruffled bench cover– I would get that curtain and use it to make your cover!!
Now it is time to show you everyone else’s Knock Off Projects! I hope you enjoy them all. Bluesky at Home is next and also last if you are visiting us in order.