Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sorry this has taken soooooo long. Ok here goes my first ever... TUTORIAL. I hope I can do this process some justice. Is it not hard. Let me repeat, NOT HARD. It is a process however, just a step at a time. Keep in mind I did not know how to sew when I began this chair. Nor did I have a sewing machine. (minor detail when sewing a cushion!) My friend Jen did, and she came over with her sewing machine and glue gun to help.
Supplies: sewing machine, fabric, thread to match, sharp fabric scissors, pins for fabric, piping material and template material if desired, glue gun, glue sticks, electric stapler/tacker if you have one but not totally necessary, needle nose pliers, flat head screwdriver, camera, paper and pencil,
But, before that day Jen came over, I had taken off all of the fabric and removed a GAZZILLION staples. SO.....Step One: Remove fabric from chair, start from the back. The back has this grip stuff on the sides and top. I used a flat head screwdriver to pry up. I saved this and used it again so I was careful not to destroy it as i pried it up.
Step Two: This step is still about removing fabric but ... take pics as you go and write down the order of removing the fabric. Label each piece of fabric and use as a template for the new fabric. Keep in mind fabric on the chair is put on in layers almost. Sort of like an onion. Some layers attach in places that are covered with the fabric. More on that in a minute. Next to go was the piping.
In the next picture note how the side of the fabric overlays on the front fabric that is stretched around the side. And see the lighter orange fabric stapled to the bottom? That is the inside, side fabric. Do you get my onion analogy now? Layers...make notes.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Hello my name is Boo. (or Laura) I am a busy working mom of two terrific girls who keep my schedule tight. And wife to a husband who rolls his eyes when he comes home to my latest project. (but he never interferes to much :) I am definitely not a writer and I have no idea how to blog or how one works. I'm just a DIYer from way back and this blog is going to be my personal way to chronicle the projects I under take and all my yard and garden endeavors. Join me!