Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A “New” Chair

Meet our “new” chair.


We have a chair that has not done well with our cats. The fabric that is on it is woven and a magnet for scratching cats. So instead of get a new chair, I decided to make a slipcover for it. It worked out well. But the cats got to that one too. So a few years later we reach the dilemma again. Do we get a new chair?



As you may have guessed, the answer was finally “No.” We have a couch made from a chenille fabric and the cats don’t bother it. So I went out to our local Loomcraft home dec fabric warehouse and searched for some chenille. I found the perfect fabric and it was even on sale for 70% off!



At first I was upset I had cut up the pattern pieces I had made from muslin for other various project. But I think in the long run, my couple of years of sewing experience since my first slipcover led me to make a better fitting cover with new pattern pieces..

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The entire process was so much easier and quicker than the first time I tried to do this. Back them I remember how I felt this was one of the hardest projects I ever did.


Which makes me feel good that I have made some progress in my sewing skills and techniques.


Even my husband says this one looks better.


Hope you you enjoyed that little tour through a few steps along the way to the completed project!

Next up is to reupholster the matching ottoman…


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  1. I'm impressed! I think the slipcover looks wonderful and I wish I had your patience and skills to try it myself. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Kristi,
    Great job! I love your transformation!

  3. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  4. You did an awesome job...I love it...I know your family loves to wollow all in it...

    Come by and take a gander at my shabby slips...Meme

  5. You did an amazing job on both your chair and ottoman, love it. I have SLIPITIS too!

  6. Great job and a good idea to track down a fabric that the cats will hopefully resist.

  7. Looks great! And the get easier each time you do one. Come on over and link up with my Slipcover Show-off party.


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