My daugher wants me to cover this cushion for her chaise lounge. It is L shaped and need to put a zipper in the cushion. The only place I can think of to put the zipper is in the long end of the L. That is where the arm rest is and would not show there. Any other suggestions. She threw away the old cover so dont know where the zipper went in the old one.
Sami, most cushions have the top piece, bottom piece, then the strip between the two for the depth of the cushion, right? I would imagine that the original cover had a zipper that was put in along the L, but also extended around the short left side in your pic (I'm looking at a Google chaise lounger pic and the left short side would be where it meets the back, like you would be sitting in it). Of course, I'm assuming that I'm looking at the bottom of the cushion as it stands in your pic...
In order to do that, one of the depth/edge strip would be cut long enough to insert the zipper into it, so it wraps around those 2 edges. (Cut in half lengthwise, creating 2 narrow pieces just like you would for pants or jackets, stitch in your zipper, secure the ends.) Then add enough depth/edge strips to go all the way around the cushion. Attach to top and bottom pieces, and it should work. Since it won't be flipped over to use both sides, could you split the bottom piece and install zipper/velcro down the center length of it?
Maybe heavy duty Velcro instead of a zipper? You can also overlap one of the pieces enough to make a 'flap' that would cover the opening/zipper/Velcro/whatever you use. Just be sure that when you cut the dimensions for your pattern, that you include enough for your seams. When we upholstered, even using the old cushion fabric, we allowed a little extra, then fitted it before sewing. If you have an old sheet, you could baste up a trial version first to see if you have the size right.
Maybe a local library would have some upholstery books you could browse thru for more ideas, and there are probably more upholstery people on here also that may be able to help you out. Hope I've given you some help, and not confused you more... LOL Good Luck!
Thanks Kizmo. After I got to thinking about it I came up with the same thing you did. I split the L side of it because it goes to the back of the lounge. I am going to put a zipper in the side of it because it want show that way. I guess I was just brain dead and could not think at the time. I have so many projects going on at the moment. I made daughter a round table cloth for the umbrella at the community pool. They have a lot of parties there and she wanted something for the table. Also she has saved my grandsons Tshirts and wants me to make him a quilt out of them. I am glad my work keeps me home now and can do some things here.
thanks everyone. My daughter is very pleased with it. And yes it is a fainting sofa. I have a really old one that my son-in-law uses in his office. It is solid oak and has a lot of carved design in it.
I always have to chuckle when I see these 'fainting' sofas... I remember those old movies where the "proper" ladies would pretend to faint, with their wrists to the forehead, while the men in the room would be all concerned and she would be peeking out the corner of her eye, watching to see how her favorite man would be reacting... LOL But I do love these sofas... especially the old ones!