Monday 26 August 2013

Chair makeover

chair makeover muslim blog sewing
I managed to transform a Rocker Chair and stool with some lovely fabric I bought from a Charity Shop / Thrift store for a real bargain price! This chair used to belong to my grandmother and when she bought a new chair we inherited this one from her. It is a lovely chair but the fabric was a bit worn and didn't really match the décor.

I have actually been looking for bargain fabric for a few months to use for re-upholstering my dining room chairs, I couldn't believe my luck when I came across this fabric. Not only was it decent fabric (Laura Ashley Curtains) the size of the fabric was amazing! Each curtain piece was 250cm drop and 450cm width! That is a lot of fabric!

I bought it from a local charity shop which is much cheaper - it was slightly sun stained at the side but considering the width of the fabric that was nothing. I bought all of this fabric for only £7 if this was new you would be looking at a few hundred pounds.

I have already finished a few other projects with this fabric which  I will hopefully be posting shortly Insha'Allah.

chair makeover muslim blog sewing

All the pieces from this chair came apart and they actually fit on with press studs. All I had to do was use the original covers to make a pattern and stitch them up using sewing machine - this was actually fairly easy. I had to hand sew the ends close, but again this was easy considering the closures are not on display, so no need for perfect sewing!

The only piece that needed more attention was the stool cushion. Again this was just a normal cushion attached by Velcro, but I did hand sew the closure which needed to be neater. I could have added a zip to make it neater, but I just made it the same way as it was originally made.

The chair looks brand new now and fits in with the décor much better now, so I am really pleased with my find.  I can't wait to show you what else I made with all this amazing fabric! Keep watching.


  1. As-salaamu alaykum Karima

    I hope you are doing well,I haven't been reading many blogs lately, but thought I'd stop by and see how you are.

    As usual your ideas are very interesting. You always make me realize that you don't have to spend a whole lot of money to have things look good.

    Stay well and in peace.

  2. Assalamu alaykum, yes I loved this I saw it on pinterest and pinned it :) <3

  3. That looks lovely!

    I should take some inspiration from you and do one of my sofas!

  4. masha allah very talented! I cant manage anything like that!


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