So I showed you the folding stools getting a little makeover the other day. We also have a director's chair that went down the same route. The stools were found in the attic and this one was one of two separate dumpster finds quite a few years ago, The other one broke last year but this one's still going strong in it's new attire. Here's the how-to.
Again I used the old fabric as a template for the new one. Don't forget to add enough for any channels and seams. I measured the seams and seam allowance on the old piece and added that to my measurements.
Making the new cover is really simple. After measuring, the long sides are turned over and stitched. There's one larger piece for the seat. That one has narrow channels on either end. Then there's a narrow piece for the back. This one has quite wide channels to accommodate the back frame.
Here's the bare frame with the two pieces of fabric that make the seat and back hanging over the arm rest. Also there are two plastic rods. Make sure you save them when dismantling your chair!
The plastic rods are what keep the seat in place. You simply insert one in each channel on the seat piece...
... and slide the fabric with the rods inside into the groove on the chair frame.
Can you spot my mistake by the way? I didn't pay attention when cutting the back piece and ended up with not enough fabric to get a symmetrical pattern for the back. On the seat you can see that the ends are white but on the back one end is grey and the other white. It bugs the hell out of me but at the same time I'm so not going back to the store for more fabric. Let this be a lesson to you.
And there it is. Kind of oddly placed along the wall but this is one of Bonus' favorite places to hang out when it's raining. It's under the awning and normally there's a fleece throw on the chair so he has his cozy little spot overlooking the garden.