The last time I shopped at Ikea, I was disappointed to discover that the Klippan footstool had been discontinued, which in turn meant no more change covers! I decided then and there, I'd sew up a new cover myself. Guess what? It was very easy to make, even for a first timer like me(I'd never done a project like this). If you're a Klippan footstool owner and have a sewing machine, here are some quick steps & tips to making your own cover.
* This projects only requires 1 yard of fabric. Suggested fabric: outdoor/ home decor fabric or canvas fabric. Total cost to make my cover - $7.98 (cost of fabric)
Step 1 - Unstitch your original change cover. Make sure to remove the velcro strips attached the original cover as well and save for later.
Step 2 - You should have 3 pieces - the middle piece (largest piece, rectangular in size) and 2 side panels (smaller pieces). Arrange the pieces so they fit on your new fabric. Wherever there are seam allowances, make sure to unfold them. Pin the pieces to the fabric, then trace each piece (with the seam allowances unfolded) onto your new fabric.
Step 3 - Cut out each piece. Using your old change cover pieces as a model, fold in the seam allowances in the same manner (1/2" approx.) and steam iron the seams. Pin the velcro strips onto the ends of each new piece (the same way there were on the original cover).
Step 4 - Using a needle for denim-weight fabrics, attach the velcro strips. Once all strips have been sewn on, assemble the cover by pining each panel to the largest piece and sewing together (make sure to give a 1/2" seam allowance!).
Step 5 - Cover your footstool with your new change slip and enjoy!
If you have any questions, please let me know! Sue