I bought these two chairs from Ebay - I wasn't even looking for them but they came up on my feed for £25 for the pair and I liked the shape. I imagined looking out from our lounge view above whilst knitting, comfortably sat on one of these low seats. I am short so having my feet on the floor holds my posture well while knitting or crocheting. We weren't so keen on the 1960's covers but I knew I could rectify that.
I re covered the seat pads with some recycled curtains from our current house. This Laura Ashley fabric is 18 years old but absolutely timeless in my eyes. I bought zips to make sure that they could enjoy a long life by being removed and washed. Unfortunately, the back cushions could not be salvaged therefore I bought two new feather cushion pads. Again, I added zips to ensure they could be washed.
It really is a wonderfully comfortable chair, I wish you could have a sit down and see for yourself! The photos are a bit mid-build but you get the idea.
Pushing the boat out with piping makes them look super professional. I used a linen look one from minerva Crafts online.
The instructions are from the first Great British Sewing Bee book.
I am also getting a bit of rucking but as this was my first fitting they could really do with a good press which I have not done yet.
It fits the window which was my main aim of hanging them today. A bit more work needed on the finishing but I am nearly there.
A little premature for the completion of our house but all of these items have been packed away now in bin bags to stop them from getting dusty. I am really pleased that I have managed to recycle a lot of what I already had to get a few home furnishings under my belt.
One day, but I can't promise when, you will get the full picture.
Keep popping in. Jo xxxxx