by spendlove 23 Feb 2017

This is how I've spent my afternoon hiding from storm Doris. Design from Embroidery Library stitched on upholstery fabric. The chair one of those which has a plastic shell around the seat and back. The fabric is simply pushed into the gap between the shell and the original upholstery. Actually easier said than done with this rather thick fabric!


by grannycottage 27 Feb 2017

It is a very good idea and an excellent result. Thank you for sharing .

by lbrow 27 Feb 2017

As I said earlier I love your ingenuity. I have one of these at each of my machines, sewing and embroidery(only 2) never occurred to me to do this. They would be so much more attractive covered. The only thing is alas where would I get the time? I'm always behind on everything. LOL One of these days I'll get around to it/Lillian

by dee 26 Feb 2017

Great job. Love the design Thanks for sharing

by lindamb 26 Feb 2017

I finally found it!! ya now all I have to do is get my a.. in gear to work on my chair Thanks

by tlp22 25 Feb 2017

Well done. Very cute.

by lindamb 25 Feb 2017

Very good job and like the colors you have. I really need to re-do my chair. Can you tell me how to find this design? I use Emb Library all the time. Thanks and keep up the good work. on to keep looking

by sewdeb 24 Feb 2017

Wonderful job, using the perfect design! I'm kinda glad I don't own a chair like that - since my "to do list" is miles long already! ;-)

by sjbrower 24 Feb 2017

Beautiful! And that saying is just so perfect for you!

by lidiad 24 Feb 2017

You have done a brilliant job, Sue, I love it!
Hugs, Lidia

by jrob Moderator 24 Feb 2017

I suspect whoever created this design knows Sue. :)

spendlove by spendlove 24 Feb 2017

You could be right!

sewdeb by sewdeb 24 Feb 2017

I was thinking the same thing!

by baydreamer 24 Feb 2017

looks amazing! want to come and due mine!

by gitteh 24 Feb 2017

That looks wonderful! I have a chair just like (and also blue) and you gave me a great idea to make it personal :)

by pennifold 24 Feb 2017

Well done Sue, it looks brilliant. Love Chris

by Sewmum1 24 Feb 2017

Wow what a fabulous way to dress up your chair. I would never have thought of it. Well done getting it all back together!

by grossfamilie 24 Feb 2017

You always have the best ideas! The chair looks great with brilliant colours and the embroidery. And: Every visitor will know how busy you are. Thanks for sharing - Maria
And I know how difficult it is to wrap the chair into new clothes. I have done that too but dismounted the plastic shells and made a tunnel with strong cord in it around the fabric and then pulled it together. By that it was straight without any "wrinkles" but it took a lot of time for the additional sewing around the fabric. Doris arrived in Germany too and it makes a lot of noises and hopefully no damage. Take care -Maria

by toogie 23 Feb 2017

I see you never lost power in the storm. Thanks be, you got this fabric stitched so nicely.

by Ossineu 23 Feb 2017

Wonderful idea and it looks great!

by bemara 23 Feb 2017

Brilliant :-), hugs Maria

by sandralane 23 Feb 2017

Great work Sue, love the design, and very true. No there is never enough time . Sandra.

by mops Moderator 23 Feb 2017

Lovely design, it looks great on the chair. Doris has had a go at us as well and apart from being on the road for 5 hrs for a necessary meeting that lasted 3/4 of an hour I have been knitting, with far less spectacular results as your chair!

by worthy 23 Feb 2017

What a lovely idea. Yours looks so nice. Thanks for sharing and for a job very well done.

by missqueenbee47 23 Feb 2017

You are So crafty and smart. It is beautiful too.

by dragonflyer 23 Feb 2017

Very creative...

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by noah 23 Feb 2017

Nice work Sue and no there is never enough time hugs

by highlandermom 23 Feb 2017

Love it. Perfect project for the wait for Spring to really spring upon us. I may have to give this one a try.

by katydid 23 Feb 2017

Cute design and great job!

by crafter2243 Moderator 23 Feb 2017

Looks as if the electricity remained during the storm. That saying is perfect on your chair.and you did a great job embroidering it. Well done.

by sonjapotgieter 23 Feb 2017

So clever idea...Well done

by basketkase 23 Feb 2017

How perfect is that design!!! What a great way to inspire......

by pennyhal2 23 Feb 2017

Gosh, that looks to be quite complicated and time consuming! You did a fabulous job with a perfect design for this chair!

by asterixsew Moderator 23 Feb 2017

Yes Sue a great idea and hope that the weather is improving with you

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spendlove by spendlove 23 Feb 2017

It is - the worst is over.

by airyfairy 23 Feb 2017

Great idea Sue. I have a chair exactly the same. Hmmmmmmm

rugejack by rugejack 23 Feb 2017

I like it!

spendlove by spendlove 23 Feb 2017

Go for it!

lthur714 by lthur714 24 Feb 2017

Nice job! Didn't know you could take those chairs apart.