My Tricked Out Sewing Chair by Jodyrose

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
9 patch
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-11-05T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-03-05T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I had an old office chair rescued from a former employer who was going to toss it in the dumpster. I have been using it on my back up sewing machine. It was kinda dirty and ugly and one of the legs had a sharp spot where the plastic cover had been broken off and if you hit it with your foot, OUCH!

So I was cruising on my OTHER favorite webspot, Pinterest and came across all these cool quilted chairs. Next thing you know I am digging in my pile of "someday I am going to do something with these swap blocks" pile and proceeded to transform it into a tricked out chair which I love and it was the hit of the sewing retreat I went to this weekend!

What do you think? :smiley::smiley

Pictures

stage 1 w Benny, my critic, he likes it :)
the leg has a sharp point on front, what to do?
AHAA! I know, upholster the legs too!

Loves

caitcreates
Sandyo3
Grendelskin
Scientificquilter

Comments

Juline

I love it! I've been wanting to do something like that to my office chair. How difficult was it to take it apart and put it back together?

Jodyrose

The seat was easy Juline! Just 4 screws. I took the old upholstery off, left the foam(it was in fairly good shape). Then I made my "cover" out of swap blocks, did a really light batting layer and put a gauzy fabric over that and straight stitched it a few times to hold it all together. Then restapled it to the seat and put the screws back in. The top was a bit tougher. It was molded plastic and I sort of had to pry the back away and carefully, using a plastic putty knife, push it in between. I only used the pieced blocks on top, had to keep that layer very thin to get it in. All nice and snug now. If the one leg hadnt been bad, I wouldnt have made the covers for them.

Jodyrose

Juline, check out pins on Pinterest, there are some that show in photos what you have to do to a back like this. Good luck and let me know if you need any more info from me.

Sandyo3

I need to do this, nothing wrong with my chair, this would just be so much more fun. Thanks for the inspiration

Conniharns

That is one cool chair!! Love it.

Thimblehollow

Great job! I didn't even know these could be recovered. Way to go!

Jodyrose

Thimblehollow Thanks! I found my inspiration on Pinterest. I came up with the idea to cover the legs on my own. If the one leg hadnt had a sharp spot, I wouldnt have covered those :)

laurawestkong

Love it! Think I have a few Pinterest pins like that, but haven't gotten around to it.

Jodyrose

laurawestkong Dont be afraid, just dig in! Once I got it started, it went quickly!

Chandra

Oh my gosh this is awesome!

Jodyrose

Chandra Thanks Chandra~it was fun and I am getting ready to do 2 more. I know I have enough 9 patches to do one more for sure, may have to dig up some more UFO blocks to do the other one. I will have 2 matching chairs in my sewing room when done. Will post some photos of the 2nd and 3rd when complete.

True

What a great and creative idea!

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