Saturday, November 19, 2011

Adventures in Upholstery - Wingback Chair

Some of you may remember that a few months ago, I mentioned that I wanted to get a new laptop so I could blog more without having to trek all the way down to the basement to work on the desktop.  I also wanted something I could take with me to Mom & Dad's during the week when I stay out there to work.  I faithfully saved up my sewing money, and the time finally came.  On Friday, I got myself a new-to-me MacBook Pro.  It's only a year old, is loaded with a bunch of extra programs, and it cost me probably half as much as a brand new one with all the same stuff.  Today is my first day playing around with it, and I thought I'd whip up an upholstery post that I've had sitting around waiting to be written about.

Back in August or September, we got to do a simple wingback chair.  We love the classic style of these chairs.  Dad is still looking to find an old one to recover and put in his living room.
The progression of this job is pretty basic.  If you can do a wingback, you can do a couch, or just about any basic furniture.  The first step is to take it apart.  Can I just say that I love this picture?
We didn't take any pictures of the "cutting, sewing, and putting it back together" stuff.  Here Dad is already putting the dust cloth on the bottom, which is usually the very last step.
I wasn't too thrilled to have to work with beige fabric (yawn), but that's the way it goes.  You have to give the customer what they want.  I love working on the projects that have really gorgeous colours, or totally funky prints.  At least this beige was sturdy, good quality, and easy to work with.
I love this picture.  As I was taking the pictures, I had trouble seeing the image in the display, so I made Dad pose again, and somehow, he thought I was asking him to move closer to the chair?  In any case, this picture is hilarious.  We have so much fun.
And lastly, here is a nice angled shot of the chair.  Simple and elegant.

I hope you enjoyed visiting the upholstery shop with me!  Hopefully soon I will have some new garments to post.  I haven't had much time to sew lately.  I blog about almost everything I make, so if I'm not blogging, it usually means I'm not sewing!  :(  I have a couple cute things coming up, so wish me luck and maybe I can finish them by next weekend!

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