Sal3170064
Sal3170064
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Technicolour Dream Chair

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$8
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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.
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.
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.
Sewing the squares.
Cutting between the stitching.
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
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
Tacking underneath
Turning in the sides of the legs.
Turning in the sides of the legs.
Tacking on the chair back front
Tacking on the chair back front
Finished chair
Finished chair
I wanted to have a pom-pom trim, I had to order the colour in. Hope you like it.
With pompom trim
With pompom trim
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5 questions
  • Rachel's Trash~2~Treasures
    on May 11, 2018

    This is so cool! I am all thumbs when it comes to using a sewing machine! Sooo jealous! How's the fabric holding up? Think the felt will end up with those little pills on it?

    • Sal3170064
      on May 12, 2018

      Its only been two weeks since I made this, I did it for the weekly challenge. So not sure how the felt will wear.

      I'm not worried about it. If it bobbles I will use a bobble comb that gets bobbles off jumpers.

      If it starts to look messy, I will create something new.

      Maybe do the same but with cotton fabric and then it will be a shabby chair.

      Don't give up on your sewing. Get tips on line. Start small with simple items, like a table runner or napkins. Learn straight stitch by using a paper pattern over material with lines on it as a guide. This will help you to keep a steady hand, and don't go to fast, use guide lines. This should help.

    • Maureen May
      on May 12, 2018

      A beautiful chair. The finish is unusual you did a great job.

    • Kimmyk
      on Dec 12, 2018

      Fabulous!!

    • CMP16
      on May 6, 2019

      Gorgeous!

    • S
      on May 6, 2019

      Cool technique!

    • Aleena Erickson
      on May 6, 2019

      I was thinking about the felt pilling also!??

      Maybe she doesn't let anyone sit on it?? I wouldn't!

    • Sal3170064
      on May 6, 2019

      I made this last year. It isn't used much as in my spare room/ craft room. Still looks good.

  • Rachel's Trash~2~Treasures
    on May 16, 2018

    You won! Congratulations 😁

  • 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!?!? 👏👏👏

    • Sal3170064
      on May 7, 2019

      Thankyou so much. I love just creating without using books for inspiration. I knew I wanted colour. The only colour I had was felt. I know if I was using it slot it would bobble, but it was mainly for show. Only used when people stayed. More a piece of art for the room.

      I made another chair in colour which I use in my lounge.

    • 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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  • Pamela Sloan
    on Jun 16, 2019

    I love it!❤️🤗❤️


  • Deb
    on Jun 22, 2019

    Yes, I would gladly try this craft. The final outcome is very beautiful! The little bit of sewing on each triangle, square or, otherwise makes it even more beautiful. Thank you for this clever & easy craft.

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