Monday, March 3, 2014

Upholstery Class Week 7

I think its the 7th week.  I'm losing track.
All I know is, we don't have much time left!
I hope I finish...

Here is what my chair looked like when I started today:

The first thing I did was to staple the back on 
(it was only tacked previously)

Next, I had to measure, cut and sew the pieces to go onto the seat.
Sewing is also a little stressful because the machines are these heavy duty industrial machines.
But it went ok.

Then I had to hand-sew the fabric down, using a curved needle.
And it gives the nice edge.

Then I tacked it in place
CUT the fabric to fit around the arms and back.

Here is a view of the seat as I worked on it.
(chair laying on its back)

I had to staple very carefully around the legs and make a nice pleat.
The edges will be covered with welting.

The front is all done! 
(except for some trimming on the bottom, I now see)

I cut the fabric to start the arms but time ran out.
So that's as far as I got.

I think I'm going to love it!
I sat in it for quite awhile before class began
and it was nice and comfy.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I hear you on the cutting. I always postpone the cutting when I'm sewing anything. It makes me so nervous!