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How do you make bar stool seat covers?

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For cushioned bar stool seat covers, use the existing seat base as a guide for cutting fresh cotton batting and attaching the new fabric. A durable fabric, such as denim, is best suited to covering bar stool seats. Alternatively, make simple covers for wooden-seated stools using fabric and cord.

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Remove the existing seat, and pull out the staples using a flathead screwdriver, then remove the fabric and padding. Draw around the seat onto a piece of cardboard, and cut out the resulting template. If necessary, use the template to cut a new piece of cotton padding. Drape the fabric over the seat and padding, and secure it at the seat's underside with an elastic band.

Staple the fabric to the seat, ensuring a snug fit. Once the stapling is complete, cut away any excess fabric, and remove the rubber band. Staple the cardboard template to the seat's underside to create a tidy finish. Apply a protector such as Scotchgard before attaching the seat to the base.

To make covers for wooden bar stools, make a freezer paper template that is 3 inches larger than the stool's diameter. Iron the template onto the fabric to make it stick. Cut out the fabric, and remove the template. Sew a length of cord around the fabric's perimeter using a zig-zag stitch. Pull the cord to tighten it slightly, then slip the cover over the seat.

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