Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The recover- vintage camper projects

Hello all!
 TO SEE THE END RESULTS IN BOTH CAMPERS THAT I have made over check

Here for my camper "The Morning Glory camper redo"



And the link for the "Edelweiss camper redo"

















So in the process of recovering the ugly seat cushions for the camper, I wanted to make it as easy as possible. I didn't really want to have to sew a whole bunch and try and figure out the way to sew it to fit perfectly to the cushions. So you wanna know my secret to covering them? Its called "Hannah's gift wrap technique" And you do just as it says...gift wrap the cushions (just leave out the bow :)

Pretty much I took the fabric and wrapped it around the cushion like a present. Then I pinned the bottom side (like you would tape the underside of a present) and sewed a button and hand stitched down the seam. It really didn't take that long at all! And it gave it a sorta hand made rugged camping look. :) And if i need to wash the fabric all i have to do is undo the button and pull out the cushion. Simple!













I found a stool at a thrift store for a dollar that I thought would be a super cute foot rest in the camper or for taking outside to sit by the campfire.






The cloth on the stool was red and dirty. So with a simple recover and nailing some cloth down it transformed into the colors I wanted. :)







 I sewed the pillows by hand using the same gift wrap technique. I used a fun yellow yarn to hand sew it closed and to make it fun and bold! Kinda reminded me of something that would be in a sale boat. :) The rose flowers I made super easy. All you need is strips of fabric and a hot glue gun. The tutorial I found on this website:Cloth Flower Tutorial



 Out of all the exctiment to get the camper done. I forgot to take pictures for the blog on the other projects I worked on in the camper. I'll have to remember that next time!

Always remember...for anything you do... you can most likely make it homemade and for 1/2 the price. I always am on the look out for items to use for my house/decor projects at garage sales, thrift stores etc. I even love to shop at the $1 store. All the storage bins above the couch in the camper are from the dollar store. And I found most of my kitchen items and plates from there as well. Its fun to be thrifty! Gets your mind going in all creative ways!




24 comments:

  1. Can you tell me how much fabric you used for your dinette.? I see a roll of fabric there...isnt it so expensive to buy it that way.. or cheaper?
    I want to recover my jack knife sofa also..so I imagine I could use a whole bolt of fabric.

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    1. Found it at a bargain store.They were selling them by the bolts for super cheap. You could probably find one in your area. The fabric is nice and thick and water proof great for a dining area. Hope this helps!

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  2. Great idea! I might do this on our boat cushions! Thanks :)

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    1. That would be a great idea! And maybe get a durable fabric that would stand up to water. Have fun!

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  3. Hello, I like your technique. I did a search and cannot find the "Hannah's gift wrap technique" . Can you please tell me where to find this technique

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    1. Hi Barbra! So sorry I didn't see this till now. The gift wrapping technique was just an idea I came up with when I didn't want to sew A complicated seat cover. So I just named it Hannah's gift wrap technique. Just used my name for fun. If you have anymore questions on how to do this let me know. Thanks for your comment

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  4. Hello, I like your technique. I did a search and cannot find the "Hannah's gift wrap technique" . Can you please tell me where to find this technique

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  5. I sew and still haven't found a easy way to cover the cushions in my trailer. I have now!!!! Thank you so much.

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  6. So smart Thank you. I hate my decor and am so going to use the gift wrap idea! Thanks a million. Happy traveling

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    1. Thank you! It makes it so fun and simple to switch up some drab decor and add a few fun pops of color. Have fun!

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  7. Just saw this. What a great idea and easy way to update the cushions in our project vintage trailer. I've done similar with pillows but might try this with the cushions.

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  8. I love the idea. I'm going to try this with my sofa which has the exact same tweed covers. Did you remove the covers before gift wrapping the new fabric? Or leave them on?

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  9. You can leave them or rip off the old fabric. I think I left it on this one because the fabric didn't stink or anything. But on my scamp camper that i also did the same technique on I removed the worn fabric.

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  10. Could you please explain how/where to attach the button (i am new to sewing), and it is hard to see in the pic.

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  11. I didn't understand the button thing either:(

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  12. I bet instead of a button, you could even use some upholstery tape or sew in a few squares of fabric hook and loop (velcro).

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  13. Sorry I hadn't replied to your button comment. Like when you are wrapping a present and you are wrapping the ends...you will place the button right where you have folded the fabric like you would a present...sticking the button where the "tape" would go. You can scroll up and look at the picture I took of one end of the cushion with the fabric folded around it. There is a safety pin holding it shut. That is where I suggested you could sew a button on For looks.

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  14. Great idea! Might get up the nerve to try it on my 2003 camper that needs a little updating! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Great idea! Might get up the nerve to try it on my 2003 camper that needs a little updating! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Great idea! I found your tutorial EXTREMELY easy and fun! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Great idea! I found your tutorial EXTREMELY easy and fun! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Loved your idea!! Just stopping by from littlelostcreations.net. Loved your post and your site!

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  19. What type of fabric did you use for the cushion covers?

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  20. So what holds the "flap" down where it is folded underneath?

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