Monday, April 4, 2011

Time for a new sewing chair

I have needed a sewing chair for quite some time. I have been using our dining chairs for years and as comfortable as they are for a nice dinner they are not great for sewing. I have been searching the thrifts for a long time in search of that perfect chair. Something interesting, sturdy and comfortable. I found this chair for $7.99 and I was doing a happy dance!



A good solid wooden chair. With a really ugly seat cushion.  No matter, I can fix that ( I hope) with some tools and some new fabric. I looked in my tool bag that I bought after the older boys moved away from home. They always went into my toolbox until there were no tools left so I gave up until now. There I found what I thought I needed to make this better.



Then I set to work to take the old fabric off and it was a bit more than I was expecting.

Easy peasy here.


And here :o)

 STAPLES galore!!!!!!

A second set of double rowed staples!!!!






It felt like I took three thousand out but this is all there was.




Finally, a naked chair.







Adam is feeling much better today so he was my helper...






























well kinda, he had his own ideas as to what the chair's purpose was going to be.



I chose Denyse Schmidt County Fair.



put the new clean foam and the batting on top .


Folded the fabric over and stapled it over the batting to give a clean look to the bottom. Please ignore my hands they have been washed about a million times a day since Adam was so sick last week.  No amount of lotion can help them at this point ( heavy sigh).



And here is my new sewing chair!!!!!!


I have been working on this room all weekend to get ready for Sew Sweetness dress sew along. I think I am ready now!!!!!

3 comments:

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow, thanks so much...I have always wanted to do this, thanks for your 'tutorial'! I will have to check at the thrift stores for a chair that I can makeover. I love the fabric you picked. The chair looks great in your sewing room! ::gasp:: Is that your HR bag in there?!? heehee!

Kim said...

That is the fab Heather Ross that YOU made me!!!!! It stays in my sewing room to give me inspiration!!!! You are amazing!!!!!!

Sonja♥ said...

WaoW!!! Thank you for this excellent tutorial!!!! I also have an old chair which I want to receover but I didn't dare to try... Now I'm ready:)
Too cute, like Adam, Sweetie has a little place of her own in my workroom!

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