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Topic: reupholstered chair~ handsewn using found materials (chair and fabric)  (Read 1828 times)
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« on: November 10, 2019 11:21:05 AM »

My desk chair is a chair that I found for free on someone's stoop. The previous owner had attempted to reupholster it and only used a thin black fabric. Despite good intentions to reupholster the chair myself, I've spent the past three years using it with a piece of fabric tied over the seat. This fall I noticed that the black fabric had started to fray.

I originally planned to pull out the staples and remove the black fabric, but last night I had time and I was determined to get the chair reupholstered. I decided to hand stitch the new fabric to the old. I used a piece upholstery fabric that I had found in a free pile.

It feels like a heavy weight linen type material with machine embroidery. I'm still a little on the fence about how light colored the fabric is, but I think it is growing on me.

I basically put the fabric on the seat and adjusted so the pattern was centered. Then I trimmed and folded to figure out how to go around the posts. Because I didn't have straight pins, the fabric is not quite as taut as I would like. Depending how it holds up, I may have to redo or re-staple. For now I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out!

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019 11:32:48 AM »

The chair looks great! I really like the fabric you used.
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019 05:25:23 AM »

Great improvement! Well done!

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019 07:25:31 AM »

What a transformation!

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019 08:07:36 AM »

Great job!

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Thanks everyone!
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