Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Child's Soft Chair

Peachy recently enjoyed playing with a friend's Pottery Barn chair like this one:
I decided to set out and see if I could make one for her. 
Pattern from Etsy: $5
Fabric from Mill End Textiles: $5
Foam: $45
Quilt Batting: $10
Other Notions: $5
The pattern was okay, but not extremely easy to figure out. I would say that it is for an intermediate sewer. I labeled my pattern pieces as I cut them out. This really helped me out as I was sewing. I also ended up putting the zippers in the wrong way. This made getting the foam into the chair cover a bit of a challenge. (Good thing I am married to an engineer.)

I am happy with how the chair turned out, but making it myself really didn't save me any money. If I were to do it again, I would try to get the foam with coupons or on sale.


Chris said...

What a great project. Congrats on the fun chair for your little miss.

Emily said...

Wow, it looks fantastic but sounds like a LOT of work!

Sarah said...

Fabulous! Totally Love it. I love handmade projects whether its crafts, food, and anything else!


Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Hey, just found you through Sumo's Sweet Stuff and had to come over to visit once I saw you had made this chair too! I just posted on my blog about the one I made for my daughter. I had a hard time with the pattern as well, but I just learned to sew last year and I'm very much a beginner. I got all the supplies 60% off during the Memorial day sales... so thankfully I did save some money. Anyway, just wanted to say hi and that I'm glad I wasn't the only one that had a hard time with the pattern!