Thursday, February 9, 2012
My "Puff Chair"
I like the comfort of my "Puff Chair". It is very comfortable. But, after about two years I get tired of the fabric and the fabric gets tired of me (it shows wear). Now here is the hard part, finding the right fabric to cover the original cushions. I bought this fabric several years ago, I bought about two other fabrics for the same purpose also. I bought fabric for my future "re-fabricing". Then I brought it home and spread it on the chair and leave it there for about a day. Fortunately I get to purchase these choices at FIDM because each choice has to be 3 yards of 60" wide fabric. It gets to be pricey if I purchased anywhere else.
This is the fabric that won the contest. It is a cotton with a diagonal thread running through every 1/4". It doesn't hold a wrinkle and is very comfortable. The other fabrics will go to GoodWill. It is hard to hold onto a large bulk of fabric.
I sewed the new fabric onto the original cushion cover. I also put an additional piece of foam into to two parts of the chair.
I made the foot stool first. I made it first to see if I liked the finished looks. I did enjoy how it looked and then tackled the chair.
Making the cover is a small job compared to stuffing the cushion into the cover. The last time I did this it took me about 1 hour to stuff the foam into the cushion. I was sweating and calling to the sewing gods to help me. I won a favor because when I made a workout cushion for a friend, the man at the shop told me of a trick. I asked him for a tip and he told me to cover the foam in a plastic bag. Well, I used the large garbage bag and the cushions went in so much faster.
P.S. The cats took ownership of the chair before I could even try it out!