Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Chair cover

I've been wanting to cover my sewing machine chair for some time now. It was nasty and full of holes from years of use and abuse. (I think I bought it in 1987, the same year I got my sewing machine).

I love bloggers!! From them I got the idea to make my own fabric using selvedges. So much fun and so much color! I used a piece of muslin to trace the back and seat and filled up the area with selvedges and a few pieces of polka dot fabrics. I couldn't undo the seat part so I pushed the piece in with a screwdriver. The back came off and I wrapped that piece around and hot glued it before I put it back together. Now I have a comfy, beautiful chair!


Don't you just love it? Zoom in for a closer look!


I'm so excited! Karen is featuring my chair on Selvage Blog. If you love inspiration, you'll love her posts!!



32 comments:

Jules said...

Love the cover! The idea of using selvedge is so clever, sometimes the selvedge is just as nice as the fabric, and with such nice fonts too! Now your chair looks fab and can inspire your sewing every time you sit on it! Great project and great result!

flowerpress said...

What a fabulous idea! So perfect for a sewing chair too :-)

trudi@maudeandme said...

Thats very clever and a very pretty chair!

sarah said...

Wow! What an awesome idea. Looks great!

Emily said...

I love using what would otherwise be trashed! I recently covered my chair to match the room. This looks amazing. Stop by sometime, domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Wow, it is gorgeous! I want one!

Seaweed and Raine said...

That is brilliant!!! Love the way it turned out! You are clever :)

Kelly @ Polkadot Lane said...

This looks so amazing! Don't you love it when you are able to act on an inspiring project seen in the blog world? And with such awesome results!

Kt said...

Awesome chair. What a clever idea! Reallt pretty result!

Kt said...

p.s. I forgot to say... looking forward to seeing your bunting :-)

Rose said...

I think I have to be a copy cat! Love it!

Mary said...

That is awesome! I am originally from Louisiana, so when I saw your blog mentioned on another that I follow, I immediately hopped over and added you to my google reader.

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Pinkadot Quilts said...

So cool! I may have to try this myself.

Alice R. said...

I have dreamed of this chair in my sewing room for so long! It is so nice to see it done. What a lovely thing.

GerryART said...

Oh, great! now my chair looks dowdy.
Yes, dowdy.
You've done a FANTASTIC job on this re-do! ! !
Guess I'm going to have to turn my chair over so I can see what 'harm' I can create.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs,
Gerry

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

You chair is absolutely wonderful. I've been wanting to do something like that for a long time, I've even been saving my selvages for a project just like this. You've definitely inspired me to get off my duff and just do it.

Chair Cover said...

You chair is absolutely wonderful, Thanks for the inspiration.

Madame Samm said...

Hello I am sew pleased Karen featured you...I would love to have you as a guest at stashmanicure.blogspot.com
on how you did this..or even the story behind it..I am sure sew many would love it too...as us quilters sit a lot lol

suesueb said...

Thanks to you all for your comments! Sorry I couldn't get back to some of you without blogs or restricted blogs. I loved doing this and hope to do more things with selvedges!!

Jill said...

That is fabulous! I also have been bitten hard by the selvage bug! I just love your chair!!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sue.

Oh, wow! I am in love this this. May I bring my chair over? ;-)

Atelier de Charo said...

So creative!

Jeanie said...

This is FABULOUS! What a great idea -- it's way too cute!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

I love this chair, you did a fabulous job!

Thanks for visiting me!


~ Gabriela ~

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Look what you did! It's wonderful! Now get on over here and make mine pretty too.... :)

DoanLegacy said...

I like the chair's cover. It's fun and whimsical.

MosaicMagpie said...

A great chair cover so much better than a plain old chair!
Deb

Leena Salleh said...

If only I have that many times with 6...I can do as such! I love your chair new look!

Karen F said...

this chair gets my vote - I would have never thought of something like this! Creative use of selvages and it motives me to cover my chair!

Craftysquirrel said...

That is so cool, I'd never thought about saving the selvages - always thought they were pretty but didn't cross my mind to find a use for them - now I can see lots of possibilities -thanks

Victoria Mische said...

Awesome! You really did it great! Have no skills on sewing like this but I appreciate what you did. You made an old chair into a brand new looking fashionable chair!

Texas Susannie said...

Very clever!! I'm going to start saving my selvedges!

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I'm a stay at home mom of four adult children. I've always been interested in creating and have been sewing since I was a young girl. Everyone loves lagniappe. It's the little extra things in life that make it special, whether it's a sweet, sticky kiss from a child or a great cajun cup of coffee.