Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Rocking Chair Makeover

A couple of years ago, I got this rocking chair at a garage sale.
So I redid it to make it look like this. Sadly, something spilled all over it and ruined the fabric so I had to do it again.
So this time, I decided to have stripes :)
This is how I made it:
1) I took the top part and laid it on my fabric. I actually used a shower curtain, I needed something that was water resistant and thick.

2) I then traced around it and cut around it, leaving about 2 inches. I did that twice

3) I sewed the two together, leaving the bottom open. I used a zig zag for strength.

4) I put the top cushion in and then sewing up the bottom

5) I did the same steps for the bottom cushion, but instead of leaving the back open, I left the front open

6) I wanted to used the existing ribbon in the front, so I hand sewed the front.

7) I then hand sewed some buttons onto it.

Now it's ready to be used on my back porch! :)


Melissa said...

I really like the stripes - even better than your first redo!!

Meg said...

Wow, very good job! I love the stripes as well. Water resistant is a great idea!

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, kaysi- what a huge improvment!!! does this mean you are having a boy??? blue and brown... hmmm....

Donene said...

I like the stripes! It looks more casual! Thanks for your nice comments!

Sandy said...

I like the stripes more interesting. Shower curtain, what a great idea. You did a nice job. Popped in from the Mr. Linky for Toot Your Horn Tuesday; but am not certain your participating as I don't see the badge?

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Meghan said...

I love the idea of using a shower curtain.

Alida L. said...

Wow what an improvement! I love it!


Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Wow! Great job!

Chris said...

Much better. I'm sure you'll love that chair for a long time to come.