Monday, March 30, 2009

Dressing Up a Folding Chair


The chair that I use at my sewing machine is a typical folding chair. It's kind of nice as far as folding chairs go, but it's not pretty. For a year now, I've been trying to get to doing this project but never got to it. This weekend was the time.

I used the same fabric I used for the inner lining of the window treatments I made last year. I had enough left-over, still like the fabric and it matches the rest of my room. As you can see, my Misty-kitty keeps me company at the machine! She keeps me the same kind of company at the computer. She has no idea she's in the way. I don't tell her, either... don't want to hurt her feelings...

Another view of the completed project. I really like it. I learned a lot, too. I used the tuturial from Creative Little Daisy on how to make the bias binding and cording. Great instructions that even I didn't mess up. I also used the directions from Romantic Home Sewing by Christina Strutt. Wonderful instructions in there, too. I have a few projects to show this week. I'm trying to do some finish up work on projects that just need a bit more work as I plan on doing a Spring Top Week in April. I'll give you more details on that tomorrow.

4 comments:

My name is Cheryl said...

Nice job on the chair cover.
When you say cording, do you mean piping? Did you pipe that seatcusion??? I need to see a close up. : )
Looking forward to your projects you will post and what sounds like maybe you might have some good tips to get us all started on spring cleaning.

Mrs. Darling said...

Ach, I could never be so thrifty and "seamstressy". LOL I just cannot get enthused aboout doing my own sewing but I love to look at other peoples. Maybe someday it will wear off on mye and I will sew my own stuff. Great job on the chair!

bumblebeebags said...

sue, it looks great. Love the "help" you get!

Victoria Mische said...

Your folding chair cover is truly amazing! I have to admit that overall I'm really impressed with what you did here! I will visit your blog to see more updated projects from you! Well done!