I Think Ikat, I Think Ikat

Today I tried my first attempt at semi-re-upholstery.  It was also my first time using Ikat.  Up until recently I had no idea what Ikat was until I started religiously reading Emily A. Clark’s design blog.

I’ve had this office chair since elementary school when one Sunday morning after a sleepover, my friends and I found it on the street and decided to roll down the hill in our cul-de-sac with it.  However, it’s new purpose is for my vanity area in the bedroom.  I thought I’d class it up a bit with a kind of chair skirt.



First I pinned one rectangular piece of fabric to the cushion of the chair.  Then I measured the circumference of the cushion and hemmed an even longer rectangular piece to go around as the skirt.


Once the skirt was made, I slipped it over the cushion and hand sewed the skirt to the fabric on the cushion.




Before & After


Here’s a peek at what was going on outside.  What a great backdrop to a relaxing activity.

An other fun ideas for Ikat?

Take care!


Lauren Lear

About Lauren Lear

Virginian to Mainiac, I moved to Maine for a photo internship with Aurora Photos and stayed because I met the man I would marry after winking at him on Match.com. My photo business, Lola Studios, is where I pursue my love of fantasy photography using makeup and props to create alternate realities for my clients. I started this blog a little over a year ago to share the wedding prep, diy, food, and family experiences that I had. To bring you up to speed, my husband Alex and I bought a home, got married, went on our honeymoon, hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas back to back (never again ;) ), I turned 30 (never again :( ), we went to London to celebrate our first married year, and we got a puppy, Walter! That’s about it! I hope you’ll join me to see what unfolds next. Enjoy!