How To Make A Yarn Seat Cover
You guys! I love the yarn seat cover I made for our sad little bar stool. I don’t usually work with yarn and after this project I’m asking myself “Why Not??” I just can’t stop running my hands over the seat cover. It’s sooooo soft.
Can you look at this photo and not smile? The colors are amazing. Fuchsia and black are so perfect together.
We’ve been using the barstool in our workshop but now it’s going to have to move on to bigger and better things.
I bought the bar stool at my favorite junk shop a long time ago. So long ago I can’t remember the price or find the original photo. The stool seat is kidney shaped and had a foam and leather cover when I purchased it. The seat cover was in horrible condition. I pulled it off and threw it away.
We needed a stool to use at the workshop bar and it was fine for that. I painted it black at a later date but still couldn’t decide on a seat cover.
Then along came the Bucilla RyaTie(TM) Kit. If you guys are my age or maybe a bit younger you will remember the latch hook days. I made a few of latch hook rugs in my time. The RyaTie yarn bundles have a similar deep pile texture as the latch hook look of the 70’s.
The RyaTie Set includes a small & large card for making bundles, similar to pom poms, and a 24 page instruction booklet with 6 easy to do projects. But you guys know me. I went totally off the grid and did my own thing. That’s the fun of the little RyaTie bundles and the look is more modern than latch hook.
I selected three colors of medium weight Red Heart Yarn. Black and Shocking Pink to go bold and Aran (white) to balance them out.
The technique is very easy. You use a wooden tool to create yarn bundles and then attach the bundles to a mesh canvas. It’s as easy as wrap, cut, and tie. I made my bundles while watching television. I usually do all my work in the workshop but the shop isn’t air-conditioned and with temps in the 90’s it was nice to have a project I could work on in the house.
There are two different size cards for making the bundles. For my project I made both sizes in all three colors. In the photo above the black bundles are 2.5 inches and the pink ones are 1.5 inches. The bundles are similar to pom poms but not as full.
Once I had all my bundles made I tied them to the mesh fabric. The instruction booklet outlines the way to mark the mesh for your design. For my design I marked the mesh with a black permanent market at every fifth grid. I didn’t follow any specific pattern with the colors. I just eyeballed and said “Okay, I’ll add a fuchsia bundle nest”. That’s how I roll.
The last thing to do before attaching the fabric to the stool was cut the bundle ties on the back of the mesh and add a dab of glue for extra staying power.
I attached my finished RyaTie mesh fabric with bundles to the stool seat with a heavy duty stapler.
Yarn Seat Cover
All done and I’m patting myself on the back. Now I’m doing the happy dance. What a difference the yarn seat cover makes. Adding texture definitely takes kicks any project up a notch.
Like me, Sofi couldn’t help running her fingers over the yarn bundles.
Who’s ready for a yarn project. Was that fun? What do you think of the colors and the technique? Do you remember the latch hook craze?
In addition to the RyaTie kits (info here) Bucilla has a new Weaving & RyaTie Program that includes the Bucilla Weaving Loom for handmade projects and Weave it n’ Leave It kits to create fun one-of-a-kind, hand-woven pieces. The kits are super easy to use and you can create to your heart’s content.
Get you kids or grandkids one (or more) of the kits. Kids love creating! Sofi is always looking for something to work on when I’m doing my thing. She’s a chip off the old block. We hang her creations in the “Granddaughters Bedroom”.
How to make a yarn seat cover.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts as part of the Plaid Creators program. All words, project ideas and photographs are 100% my own.