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Old 03-17-2015, 06:14 PM   #15
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While the bench is not assembled yet I finished upholstering the back and the top. I am so excited I had to share.



And the back view:



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Old 03-17-2015, 06:50 PM   #16
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Nicely and neatly done!


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Old 03-31-2015, 07:40 AM   #17
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Ok, I finished the back and top of the second bench. This bench was much more of a pain to remove. I need to find somewhere to get upholstery buttons made, I have an inquiry out to a local upholsterer to see if they will help. The buttons are needed to hide the screws on the back.



Next up, the blue stuff on the wall between the benches.

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Old 03-31-2015, 12:02 PM   #18
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That looks great!
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:45 AM   #19
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Ok, last one I promise. The blue fabric that ran under the table between the two benches is gone and everything is back together now. -Alden

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Wow! Looks great, well done!


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Old 04-03-2015, 09:29 AM   #21
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You did a great job and chose a fun fabric. Having paid for upholstery recently you also saved yourself quite a bit of money.
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Very nicely done, and the color scheme really goes together well...😄


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Airstream used that same style for a long time - we have a '97 LandYacht 30 motorhome done the same way., and I was planning to just use the present t upholstery as a pattern, but of course that wouldn't change the style at all. I really like how yours looks! Any tips? Like how much fabric, how you tackled the angles of the back cushions, did you use zippers, etc.?
Thank you for posting the pix!
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Airstream used that same style for a long time - we have a '97 LandYacht 30 motorhome done the same way., and I was planning to just use the present t upholstery as a pattern, but of course that wouldn't change the style at all. I really like how yours looks! Any tips? Like how much fabric, how you tackled the angles of the back cushions, did you use zippers, etc.?
Thank you for posting the pix!

I think I purchased eight yards of fabric, seven probably would have been enough because I still have some left on the roll. That was enough for both benches and the padded piece that runs between the benches on the wall.

I did not use the original upholstery as a pattern since the cushions were split for some sort of decorative purpose. They had two separate zippered sections which I did away with when I opted for one piece cushions.

Sailrite.com has cushion making videos, I followed these and it was pretty straight forward.

I did use zippers, I used a #5 zipper, I picked up a dozen yards of zipper and pulls from a local industrial sewing shop.

The angled backs where the trickiest part. The first one I did the side plaques were a little long. I think I figured out to make them the same length as the edges of the top plate and that took care of the problem on the second cushion.


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Thank you for your reply. I am familiar with Sailrite - we used them often when we were on our boat, in fact bought one of their sewing machines which has proven useful even now that we are land yachting.
Thanks for the tips on doing the angles.
Is your fabric Sunbrella?
I saw how the original cushions were made, looked a little complicated, glad you posted your pix of a much more updated look plus being more manageable for me to sew!
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The fabric was regular upholstery fabric from Joann's. The foam (hi density) was from Joann's also. We signed up for their coupons using every delivery method that they have. We were able to get the fabric at 50% off and the foam at 60% off. No need for sunbrella since it is not outside.

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This really turned out beautifully! We are building a dinette for ours, so I will be embarking on building the cushions also.

Thanks for the tip on coupons - every bit helps!!
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