We are borrowing a wonderful keyboard piano from some friends while they are away for six months in France. We had it only one day before my husband looked at me and said, “The cat is going to destroy that bench. You saw what she was like with our leather couch.” MmmHmm.
I immediately set to action. I grabbed some jacquard fabric I happened to have on hand.
Fabric – enough to cover the bench and and extra to fold a couple of inches around the bottom.
*Tip: How To Get A Straight Edge on Jacquard (and other fabrics).
This works for any fabric that you cannot simply snip and rip to get a straight edge. Use on jacquards, linens, brocades and any delicate fabrics that might stretch out and warp if torn.
Step One – snip in the direction you want to create the straight edge.
Step Two – find a loose thread or two inside the snipped area.
Step Three – pull the thread gently. As it comes loose, it’ll leave a beautiful straight line across the width of the fabric.
Step Four – cut along the line.
Bench Slipcover Tutorial
Drape the fabric, wrong side out, over the bench top and pin each corner as shown in the images below.
And look, kitty likes it too.