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?