Look at the fabric on the chair….
Anyway… I have a few chairs to recover and I have been stressing, because the fabrics I am gravitating towards have been rather expensive…. look again at the seat of the chair……This got me to thinking…. I have all of the sleeve parts I cut off from the white chef coats that I could dye an indigo color and I also have assorted denim as flat yardage and give-away clothes…. My Children have a few give-away right now they have out-grown
SO I did a test last night….I cut 3 inch strips out of the length of the scrap fabric. I sewed the strips together to about a 24″ length of strips. I zig-zaged stitched the seams all to one side.I then cut 3″ strips with a 45 degree angle going one waythen I turned the ruler over and cut 3 inch strips going the other way.
For my sample I had just 6 strips of each direction. I sewed those together and by flipping one pile of strips upside down I was able to “lock” the seams (one seam going one direction and the other going the opposite) instead of pinning. It was super easy and matched everytime. I then zig-zagged the seams to one side from the top…. So about an hour later….
This was just a tester to figure out how I could accomplish the denim look that I really liked on the chair….
Now…. If I could only convince my husband to let me paint the wood parts on the chair…… PLEASE is there anyone out there that can explain to me why… WHY men think you can’t paint wood?????