Custom Patchwork Chair

Updated March 02, 2018
Custom Patchwork Chair
Custom Patchwork Chair
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Here’s an easy DIY upholster project that anyone can tackle. If you’ve got an old chair that’s in desperate need of a makeover, then try this Custom Patchwork Chair trick. This is the perfect DIY makeover idea if you have an unusually shaped chair, since you can use this method on any kind of seat or arms. It’s also a fantastic way to use up old fabric scraps. Plus, it is so simple, you don’t even need to whip out a sewing needle! You could even use this method on an ottoman as well.  

From the blogger: "My beloved upholstered kitchen chair kept tearing. I had repaired it once before, but the latest rip had me ready to place it at the curb. What it really needed was to be reupholstered, but that was way beyond my skill set. However, with a little bit of leftover fabric and some fusible web, I used my iron to "upholster" the chair. Not only did I fix the tear, I created a beautiful custom piece in no time flat. Sew or no sew, that's up to you..."

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects


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I love the look of this,pretty recovered chair project! So many times the chair or furniture frame and padding are fine, but the fabric gets worn or rough looking! This,project not only solves that problem but does it in a beautiful and practical way, and even by using fabric on hand and making a very unique creation!


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