Friday, October 7, 2016

No Sew Upholstered Boho Chair

So happy I finally get to share this project with you!  A few months ago I saw a similar chair for a small fortune and decided I wanted to try to make one of my own.  I had no idea where to start but after a bit poking around, I figured it out.  The best part?  It's NO SEW!  That's right, not one single stitch.  I used the amazing fabric glues by E-6000.  I know many of you don't have a sewing machine but still want to change up your furniture.  Well, this is a terrific way to makeover an upholstered chair without sewing.  The idea is to artfully fuse the new fabric to the existing fabric for a whole new look.  It takes some time and patience, but it's worth it!  Remember, makeover furniture, make things colorful and always Make Your Mark!
 Stuff I Used
Colorful piping
Heavy cotton fabric
Scissors & pencil
Straight pins
Large flat area to cut
 Here's How
1.  Pin heavy cotton fabric over sections of the chair, one section at a time and pencil the shape
*Use the inside of the piping or seam as your guide
2.  Label each pattern piece so you know exactly where it is on the chair
3.  Repeat on the arms, seat, back and base of the chair making sure to ADD and extra 2" around the base of each pattern (on the bottom of the chair)
4.  Carefully cut out each piece along the drawn lines
5.  Repin the cut pieces on the chair to make sure that it fits properly
*Trim if you have to, but make sure the pieces are perfect
6. & 7.  Layout and pin all of the pieces for the chair on the fabric and then cut
*Make sure arms are mirrored in the pattern pin everything before you cut to avoid mistakes
8. 9. & 10.  Pin the cut pieces to the chair and then glue them to the chair one section at a time with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
*Keep them pinned until they are dry
11. & 12. Repeat with all sections making sure to add extra pins around the curves and glue around all of the edges of each piece
13.  Remove the feet of the chair and glue the extended fabric under the chair
14.  glue piping or cord in the crease between the piping and the fabric to cover the raw edges
*Pin this in place until it dries
15.  Pin and glue trim around the base of the chair
 Ready, Sit, Go!  How about my new eco-friendly grass!

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