How to Create This Cute Country Cottage Patchwork Chair With Fabric
I wanted to breath some new life into a tired looking dining chair and thought to try fabric patchwork on it after being inspired by the colours and textures decoupage brings to pieces.
The thin cotton fabric squares I am using to cover the chair are 4 inches x 4 inches, although any size smaller would also work fine.
I use Mod Podge Hard Coat sealer and adhesive. I really like these Sponge applicators with a angled shaped tip as they make it easy to apply and smooth creases.
I apply Mod Podge directly to the seat of the chair and then place the fabric squares on top of the adhesive . Remember to smooth out any wrinkles at this stage as once dry they cant be removed.
I chose a mix of colours and patterns to create a balance. It was necessary to seal around the edge and underneathcut pieces to fit the edges and around the spindles at back curling the fabric over the edge to the underneath and applying plenty of Mod podge to seal firmly.
I chose for the back rest an assortment of colours and patterns to compliment the seat and its so lovely to explore the endless colour and pattern combinations!
Place fabric to best fit around the back of the chair and around the spindles is best to trim the fabric.
Delighted with result!
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Kathie Osborne on Mar 23, 2019
I did this with pictures cut out of my Birds and Bloom magazines. Love the result.
Susan Goode on Jun 26, 2022
That’ sounds beautiful idea
Joanie on Mar 27, 2020
I can do this.....only I'm gonna try it on a frame. Cool! Thanks for sharing!
Susan Goode on Mar 27, 2020
Let me know how it turns out 😀
would it work if you have a chair with some type of Poly coating on it, do you think the chair would have to be sanded down first?
I love this. What is the color that the chair was painted before you decoupaged?