I’ve finished fixing up my flea market chair from an earlier post. I decided to use one of the free patterns from my website (with a few modifications). This chair had been badly painted with a paintbrush. It had a thick, dull, black paint all over it and the folding mechanism and was stuck halfway between being folded and open, but it works smoothly now and I’m pretty happy with my seat cover… BTW, on my website, www.ashtonpub.com, there is a free sample pattern in the description portion of each book that can be downloaded and printed.
For the seat, it had a hole in one corner, so I packed that with quilt batting to plump it back out, then I covered over the original vinyl with cotton batting. Then I stretched the wool over the batting and secured it around the edges with a staple gun. I had to clip the corners and cut pie-shaped slits in it to reduce the thickness and make it fit nice and tight around the corners. It’s still a little bulky in the corners but only because I left the original vinyl seat as it was, and it bulged out some on the original.