Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Woven Wednesday - Upholstery 101

Do we really need another chair?  Where will we use it?  Is it worth fixing it?  After seeing a chair marked FREE on the corner of our street,  we ask ourselves those three questions.  Then we turned around and picked it up.  When we got home we examined the chair and the legs were in good condition as well as the cushions.  The only thing we need to do is change the cover also know as re-upholstery.  What was I thinking?  I have done simple change of fabric on a couple of chairs.  But this one I thought would be a tricky one.  We put it in the pool room for a few days and then while I was at the fabric store, the upholstery fabrics were on sale, we picked one that is woven pretty tight and the colors and patter would not be hard to match.  This past weekend, we decided to tackle this project as it has been raining and it was a good day to stay at home.  I started studying the chair trying to figure out the pieces of fabric I had to cut.  Remember: measure twice cut once.  The chair cover had five pieces that I needed to put together while the back of the chair also had five pieces, interesting, right? Anyway, I am sure you can figure it out just by looking at the photos.  It was worth it.  Between Jeff being handy with taking it apart and putting it back together and my sewing experience, we did it.  What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

The FREE chair

The fabric that we both agreed on.

Disassembled chair ready for covering

Trying to fit the covering of the back of the chair.

The seat was easier to fit and it took one measure, one cut and one sew.

Everything stapled and ready for assembly.

Our new accent chair.

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