Reclining Glider Rocker Ideas
Reclining glider rocker – are often used in infant nurseries as an alternative to a conventional rocking chair. Reclining glider rocker has a mechanism that allows the rocker to move back and forth in a smooth horizontal movement, rather than with an arc motion, which is typical of conventional curved rocking runners. Reclining glider rocker can offer more extensive seating compared to conventional wooden rocking chairs. Because they sit flat on the floor, glider rocker can be more stable and less likely to swing up or tip over accidentally. As infants grow into toddlers and their explorations become more independent, make gliders are child-resistant to prevent accidental pinching or rolling over small fingers or toes.
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Whether you found it at a garage sale or have been sitting in your house, and can no longer stand the sight of it, it’s an easy way to change the look of your reclining glider rocker to suit your style and taste. By making a separate cover for your glider rocker, you can be in control of color, fabric and new look to your old furniture and transform it from drab to chic.
Measure the dimensions of the pillows on the glider that you want to cover. If your glider has a rocking ottoman, measure the pillow too. Mark the height, length and width of each cushion that will be covered in a sheet of paper. Remove the muslin and mark the measurements on it, using it to make pattern pieces. Place muslin fabric over your pillow and describe the shape around the selected measurements. Cut the muslin pieces, to ensure that all pages of your pillows included.
Place the muslin fabric pattern pieces on your slip cover cloth. Secure them with sticks and use fabric scissors to cut out each piece, leaving about an inch of additional fabric to sew the seams. Iron each piece slipcover. Gather all your pieces together and pin each piece to its matching piece, inside and out. Baste the pieces together using a sewing machine, and then check the fit of the covers on pillows.
Remove the basted seam with a seam ripper and pin the pieces together. Sew the pieces together, making a seam of about one inch, the shape of the pattern and remove the stitches as you do. Leave an opening on one side so that you can fit into the fabric of the pillow. Place the covers on pillows and hand sews the opening closed with thread that matches the fabric slipcover.