Tuesday, April 5, 2016

So-called Reupholstering a.k.a. Giving The Chair A New Skin

04.Apr.16 DIY Re-upholstering

Dipped my toes into re-upholstering, in this case, giving new skin to a grubby chair.

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I took the seat off to see if it was worth rescuing, paying attention to the foam.

04.Apr.16 DIY Re-upholstering
With all systems a-go, I went ahead and plotted on colour schemes. This is where hoarding random upholstery remnants and samples pay off. (In my opinion.)

04.Apr.16 DIY Re-upholstering
There were curves and many pins involved. It is very 3-dimensional, I gave up on measuring.

04.Apr.16 DIY Re-upholstering
I also basted the seams when too many pins got in the way... This was then lifted off to be machine-sewn and seams overlocked.

04.Apr.16 DIY Re-upholstering
The bottom bit almost stopped me in my tracks. But that'll do. I imagine a proper slip cover would skirt the bottom of the seat.

04.Apr.16 DIY Re-upholstering
By some fluke accident, the bottom flap got stuck on the velcro, making things look tidy on the outside.

04.Apr.16 DIY Re-upholstering
Did I do that? Beginner's luck, maybe. Woven fabric can be forgiving when stretched on foam.

04.Apr.16 DIY Re-upholstering
The seat was probably the fun bit, with no sewing but tools getting involved.

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The ugly bottom will just be a secret between you and me.

04.Apr.16 DIY Re-upholstering
Tadaa!

1 comment:

  1. This looks great - well done on making an old chair into something "new" and using up some of your stash:)

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