bybmg: Nursery Redo Series #1 Glider Rocker Redo

Nursery Redo Series #1 Glider Rocker Redo

For baby #2, I decided I wanted to switch up the nursery a little bit. I love what I had for Henry, but my style has changed a bit in 3 years, and I love a little DIY, so I will be posting on here a series (as I get the time to do it) of how I'm changing the nursery.

With Henry, my love of giraffes took over the nursery. I got a few pieces from the Carters Tall Tales bedding set.
(photo from Amazon - not my nursery) 

I got the lamp, a sheet, a wall art piece, and a blanket. I put in some other fabrics I had and browns to make it mix.

This time around, I still like the white and brown, but I want to add in some modern spin. I'm taking the rocker currently in our nursery and moving it to Henry's big boy room, so he'll have a piece of consistency. My mom had this wonderful old glider at their house, and offered it to me to use. As you can see, it's a little dated, but still wonderfully functional.

I ordered this zig-zag/chevron/whatever you want to call it fabric from I like it because it's a decorator weight fabric, so it will wear well on a chair.

I didn't have a pattern, and I don't really use patterns much (hence my Etsy store motto: Made with love, not a pattern). I laid down the cushion between the fabrics with right sides facing the cushion.

Then, I pinned around the cushion closely.

I had to have my husband's help getting the cushion out of the pinned fabric because it was a tight squeeze. I sewed around following the pins. I left the end toward the back of the rocker open on the seat cushion and the end toward the bottom open on the back cushion.

Then, I stuffed the cushions back in. I had to make a minor adjustment to one of the curves on the back cushion to match the other, but otherwise, it was a quick project. I still plan to put in a zipper, buttons, or ties to close the open ends and add ties to attach the back cushion to the chair, but making the fabric fit the cushion was probably the most difficult job.

Here's how it turned out!


  1. Hi! Found this on Pinterest and was just wondering about how much fabric you used. I have a glider just like this and in fact that is the exact fabric I am wanting to order! So, how many yards did you get? Thanks! ( - email)

  2. Hi Anecia -

    I ordered 4 yards, but I just checked and I have 2 yards left. I didn't have any re-dos or mess-ups, so I lucked out. :) I always like to have a little extra fabric, but I think I went overboard. I'm sure I'll find lots to do with the extra because I LOVE it, but I think you'd be safe with 2 1/2 or 3 yards.

    I'd love to see your finished product when you're done!


    1. Perfect! I think I will get 4 also because mine has a foot stool thing and then I can use any leftovers in the room! Thanks so much! I will definitely post pictures on my blog and I'll let you know!


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