New Sewing Chair

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The whole thing, really. I'm proud of having the bravery to tackle an actual reupholstering projects and have it turn out so adorable. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be intimidated, it's not as hard as you think. Time consuming, yes, but completely worth it in the end. Don't short-cut anything, take your time and think it out.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • fusible batting
  • staples for staple gun
  • hot glue
  • decorative tacks

Q&A with BeeClef

Stefanie Japel asked:
I LOVE this trend of upholstering pieces using quilts! I so need to try this!! Thanks for posting.
BeeClef answered:
Thank you, Stefanie! I'm so flattered you saw and commented. :D Using a pre-made quilt isn't a bad idea, actually. I'll have to keep that in mind for the future! Piecing the square together wasn't that time consuming, but it would be cool to find a thrifted more complicated quilt to reupholster a chair. Great idea!!
dottyeb asked:
What a charming idea.
BeeClef answered:
Thank you! I'm so in love. :)
MrsWright asked:
I have been looking for one of these old wooden office chairs for my sewing room, You have done it beautifully.
BeeClef answered:
Thank you so much! I was surprised how fairly simple it was. I think anyone who has wanted to try reupholstering should just go for it. It was so gratifying. :)
Angela Stitches asked:
How absolutely fabulous...I want one!! The next time I have a chair that has become worn-out, I will remember what you have created & I may even have the nerve to tackle a revamp. You are inspirational....thanks
BeeClef answered:
Oh, thank you! That makes me feel so good. Just be sure to look for a chair that isn't too fussy. This one was pretty easty. I pretty much just sewed squares together and used the old pieces as a template to cut out the shape. Heavy staple gun, decorative tacks, and voil!
Muffin58 asked:
Please forgive my ignorance, but where are the directions for this project? I have a comfy office chair that looks old & tatty, and would love to do something like this. I also have some quilt blocks in my "ufo" stash that would probably be the bees knees! Help me find the instructions.
BeeClef answered:
I outlined the process on my blog, http://www.bclef.com, but there wasn't a pattern or any directions. It really was a "fly by the seat of my pants" project. But check out my blog and it'll show you how I went about it. :)