Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Refurbished Ikea Chairs

A friend gave me these IKEA chairs and we've had them outside for two summers now. For some reason, they were attacked by a crazed squirrel. The attack left both chairs with scars, to wit:

But, thankfully they had covers that I could remove to sew new covers. Here they are:

First I cut the old cover along the seams and used those pieces to cut pattern pieces out of paper. The fabric is a laminated cotton, which is not water-proof, but I'm hoping it's at least squirrel-proof.

(Fabric on the right: "Big Blooms" by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster; Fabric on Left: "Little Folks" by Anna Maria Horner for Westminster.)