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Rocking Horse Seat Redo

Updated on February 23, 2020

The rocking horse seat was starting to show major deterioration. It was time to re do.

I had some flat foam, a sharpie, a pair of jeans that had some salvageable material and set out to pull the old seat cover off.

The old seat
The old seat
Foam
Foam
Cut foam shape of seat
Cut foam shape of seat
Insert foam into pants leg
Insert foam into pants leg
Stitch around foam
Stitch around foam
Shape of old seat
Shape of old seat
Remove old trim and nails with butter knife
Remove old trim and nails with butter knife
Retain old nails
Retain old nails

The leg of the jeans were tapered and was just a little bigger than the foam I cut for the seat. I had placed the foam on the seat and traced around it from below with my black ink Sharpie pen

I cut the foam with a heavy duty Fiskars scissors. Then, I took the piece of pantleg that I had cut off and inserted the foam in it. The sideseams were still intact. I pressed the material down one one side if the seat with my finger and made a line on the material with the pen. I top stitched that line

Then I put a line on the other side, pulled the foam out and top stitched the line. I reinserted the foam and put the seat in position on the horse.

Scissors to remove old seat, then wash old foam particles from horse
Scissors to remove old seat, then wash old foam particles from horse
Horse seat
Horse seat
Place new seat shape on horse
Place new seat shape on horse
Staple or nail seat on
Staple or nail seat on

I cut into old seat off with scissors. I washed the wood off since the old foam had disintegrated into a fine powder mess.

I was going to staple it to the horse, then cover the Staples with the decorative strip and decorative tacks, but the staple gun wasn't functioning. I used flat roofing nails instead. Then covered them up.

You have to space your decorative nails as to miss the heads of the roofing nails. I did not remove the old Staples, so I'm sure they were under there as well.

Cover Staples or nails with stripping
Cover Staples or nails with stripping
Don't hit your fingers with the hammer
Don't hit your fingers with the hammer
Tap nails in
Tap nails in

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    • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

      Char Milbrett 

      17 months ago from Minnesota

      Diana L Pierce, thank you for your comment. I'm thankful it turned out!

    • Diana Lee profile image

      Diana L Pierce 

      17 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

      It looks nice. You did a good job. It is just like new again.

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