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« on: July 31, 2012 11:00:10 AM »

My husband's computer chair has been looking rather ragged of late, so I decided to give it a new look.

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I used some of my husband's old jeans to repair the chair; he's always ripping them in awkward places and I can't bear to just toss decent material. So I found a use for some of it. One leg is on the seat, and the other leg was used for the back. I hand-sewed it on using quilting thread, discovering when I'd mostly finished that I could have taken the seat apart and put the demin on that way. If it starts coming apart again, I'll do that, since I still have a stack of old jeans. But the back did need to be sewed on, since it doesn't look like it's meant to come apart at all.

It took a while, since I'm out-of-practice at hand-sewing, but between my thimble and a few episodes of the X-Files, I managed to get it finished with minimal damage to my fingers.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012 01:05:09 PM »

What a lovely job you've made of that: smashing Smiley I love the way you've recycled and centred the seam.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012 01:22:19 PM »

Lovely job and denim is very hardwearing so you may not need to do it again for a while.
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