i have been reupholstering an old chair we had.

inspired by a lovely heavy orange felt blanket i bought from a charity shop.

i have a very make-it-up-as-you-go-along approach to craft and just jump in without really worrying about it.

everything is a kind of experinent.

that is all part of the fun.

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i sewed on a piece for the back (using a needle i had bent to make it easier)

 

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i sewed on the base and used a different fabric for the arm (just to make it feel more contemporary and interesting)

then added the front arm piece.

 

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oops. shouldnt have sewn on the back piece first!

so undid it and sewed through the dimples. (again, using the second fabric to add interest).

 

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this was the most satisfying bit…. adding the buttons!

 

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after the chair was covered- i added some bobbly trim which makes it look really smart.

before…. no one wanted to sit in this chair and it looked really sad.

now it is like a people magnet…. especially little people, as it is bright and fun and just the right height.

easy peesy!




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