Technicolour Dream Chair

4 Materials
2 Days

I bought a chair from a carboot, I wanted to upholster it for my craft room,but couldn't find any colorful fabric, I was disappointed. A few days went by, during the night I was sleeping when this idea popped into my dream. Hence the name. This was my first upholstery project.
I am so pleased with my result.
Original chair cover.
I stripped the chair of all the staples. The base covering was ok, so I left this as it was.
I used pattern to measure the pink felt, I left extra to allow me to maneuver it over the chair.
I laid this on the seat base.
I then cut squares of felt the same size, these were then layered in twos onto the chair in a diamond pattern.
I pinned and sewed around the squares graduating down to the middle.
Laying on the fabric before tacking.
Next i took some scissors and cut down between the stitching and through two layers but not through the pink and base layer. This makes a faux chenille look.
Sewing the squares.
Cutting between the stitching.
I added square for the front of the chair back.
Lay the chair base fabric on to the padded base.
I added three tacks under the chair at the front to start with.
I then worked a round the chair, cutting and pleating where needed.
Cutting around the legs
I then tacked the front of the chair back on, stretching as I went.
The back I stapled to the underneath of the chair back. The tops and sides of this were turned in, pinned then sewn.
Tacking underneath
Turning in the sides of the legs.
Tacking on the chair back front
Finished chair
I wanted to have a pom-pom trim, I had to order the colour in. Hope you like it.
With pompom trim
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3 of 5 questions
  • Lucy Marie Bernier
    on May 6, 2019

    You mean there's another beautiful chair ! No haven't seen the second Chair ?

  • Jeannie
    on May 6, 2019

    I love your creativity and you are so so so talented!! I adore the fabric you created 😊 This is the best make over I've ever seen hands down! Thanks U.K. for showing us something new and refreshing. Are you tired because man oh man that was a lot of work!?!? 👏👏👏

    • Jeannie
      on May 7, 2019

      Absolutely beautiful! Just as gorgeous as the first. You are a true artist with amazing talent. Thanks for sharing 😁

  • Bes31419642
    on May 24, 2019

    Did you use acrylic paint

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  • Linda
    on May 6, 2020

    You are way more crafty and patient than I could even dream of being. Nice job.

    • Jean
      on May 7, 2020

      That's beautiful and so creative!

  • Sheshe
    on May 7, 2020

    You did a splendid job! Never guess what it looked like it was before

    • Anastasia
      on May 7, 2020

      I love this. Not only is thi creative but it's so cute. So beautiful one of a kind piece. ❤

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