In the process of upcycling the Craft room/homework room for my girls and I. One thing I dislike about computer chairs is how itchy they are. I don’t know if it is just me but I don’t like it. We have had these for a little while and I finally decided to upcycle the computer chairs for the girls. I found this really cute print in the outdoor fabric area.
The first one was fairly easy. There are a few screws to take off the backing and it comes apart. This one had plastic to cover the back and underneath part of the computer chair. I used a staple gun t upholster the fabric.
This second chair I had to use almost a full yard because there was no plastic covering underneath or in the back. I had a really hard time trying to take off the back of the chair. In the end I had to make it like a slip cover and hand sewed the bottom part of the back rest. I still came out beautiful.
I found these floral pants at my local thrift store. They were a little to big for me but I loved the pattern. The pants cost me just $2 and about an hour of my day.
I used a pair of pants that I wear as my pattern and added extra for seam allowance.
The pants had a side zipper and a small section of elastic on each side of the waistband. I liked the elastic so I moved my pattern over so I could keep that part as well as the pockets that were there too. This made it so I didn’t have to sew a zipper on.
The pants didn’t have belt loops so I made some using some leftover fabric. I made the belt loops about 1″ x 3″. And I fold them under about 1/2″ to sew them to the pants leaving the belt loops about 1/2″x 2″.
I saw a tutorial on how to make an Origami Raglan Sleeves at Straightgrain. I loved the idea and got inspired to make a purse. I used an old t-shirt for the material. I made it for my daughter but I got to … Continue reading →