DIY Chair Upholstery




I've had this chair in my woman cave for a while with big plans for a make over. She has great bones and lovely wavy lines. 

Picking fabric from my hoard collection was excruciating.

I started with the cushion to set the tone for the chair {and it was the easiest bit} then I started using some interfacing to trace some of the shapes. I cut out the fabric for the sides and attached the long middle strips then traced the inside panels and cut. After I sewed those on I turned it inside out and placed them on the chair. 

I pinned and pinned and adjusted and pinned till it fitted a lot better. 

I sewed and tucked then traced the back panel and attached that. 

I pinned and pinned and adjusted and pinned till it fitted a lot better.

 I turned it back the right way onto the chair and started to stable gun bits to the chair to begin the tightening process.

I pinned and pinned and adjusted and hand sewed till it fitted a lot better.

I kept working - sewing - pinning - tucking - stapling till it was sitting a huge amount better. The last seam was to connect the back panel on the front to the back panel on the back.

Thank goodness that's over. I adore it. I love it but I don't think I will be taking it up as a job in the near future. It was very challenging and very fiddly - I don't do fiddly {often}.

I am now eying off the less challenging chairs in dire need of a make over. Tee hee :) Got to love an old girl with great bones.

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.

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