Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Cover for Old Chair

Look at this fake leather chair:

Old Fake Leather Chair
See that grey patch in the bottom left corner??  It started off with a tiny piece of the fake black leather peeling off..... then more and more of it came off..... eeeeks!!

An appointment was made with a friend to visit Chinatown for some fabric shopping, and hey, the fabric that I previously used for cushion covers was soooooo much cheaper (less than 1/2 the price which I bought it for last time!!).  Happily bought way more than necessary and carried my stash home =)

I've never done any chair upholstery nor chair covers before, so lots of it was through trial and error.  After lots of breaking down (in my mind) the different parts of the chair, plus lots and lost of measuring and cutting..... here's the final product:

Chair with new look
My first reaction - IT FITS!!!  The sides of the seat area was a little floppy, but nothing serious enough for me to throw the whole thing away.  The cover is secured to the chair by velcro at the bottom, so it stays where its supposed to stay while we move around on it.  When it gets dirty, I'll just need to remove it and give it a good wash.  What do you think of it?

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