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Old Posted: 06-09-2010 , 02:20 PM #31
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this is one of the best transformations ive seen on JT keep up the good work!
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Old Posted: 13-09-2010 , 05:30 PM #32
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this is one of the best transformations ive seen on JT keep up the good work!
thank you so much bubbles!! im so pleased with it, im looking out for another old armchair to reupholster.. it was hard work but well worth it.
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Old Posted: 22-09-2011 , 11:15 PM #33
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Brilliant!
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Old Posted: 23-09-2011 , 09:16 PM #34
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Holy Crap, First time????? it looks fantastic, well done :)
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Old Posted: 04-02-2012 , 03:49 PM #35
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thanks toran and melissa bell,
i do love my little arm chair and im so very pleased with how it turned out.
i have completed a few more projects which i must post.
the before and after section really gets my creative juices going!!
the completed projects are amazing!!
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Old Posted: 05-12-2013 , 11:50 PM #36
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I love this chair.. the contrast is so great between old and new, mostly due to your material choice. this post opened my eyes to how well an upcycled piece could be and gave me the confidence to try myself. Thank you for sharing :)
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Old Posted: 17-12-2013 , 05:54 PM #37
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That does look good!
I just finished a few reupholstery projects. To refresh my memory I went to a few upholstery classes. I suggested to the teacher/other students that I wanted to use ANTIMACCASARS and they all looked at me like I was deranged! Im so glad you use this word too - I lived in USA, and thats the word we had 8-) By the way, I just made my own - in matching fabric - put a length of fabric around the arm of the chair, then pinned a panel at the front so it 'mirrored' the upholstery - look great, and keep the arms clean.
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Old Posted: 19-12-2013 , 06:06 PM #38
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>>>>> By the way, I just made my own - in matching fabric - put a length of fabric around the arm of the chair, then pinned a panel at the front so it 'mirrored' the upholstery - look great, and keep the arms clean.
It looks really lovely!
If you go for arm covers, I would suggest doing something similar to AONB. The panel should be a rectangle a bit wider than the arm, and a bit longer than you want, and the longer piece to go over the arm and down the sides (so, twice the height + the width of the arm at the top + a bit for seams); then there are 2 options:
Simple solution: - Just like AONB suggested
Slightly more elaborate: - get some piping with a 'flange' on it (you could make some with leftover fabric cut on the bias and plain piping, or the weekend market in East Wall has some). Stitch the piping to the rectangle, rounding the top end and probably not doing the bottom edge. Then stitch the longer piece as before, stitching very close to the piping in both cases. You will need a narrow zipper foot to get really close to the piping. This link (for cushion covers, so ignore the zip bit) might be useful. http://sew-good.blogspot.ie/2011/09/...-cushions.html
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Old Posted: 19-12-2013 , 08:48 PM #39
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Well done, fantastic job fir a novice! Ycul
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Old Posted: 12-01-2014 , 12:25 AM #40
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This is one of my top favourite make overs and have shown it to many friends as an example of what can be done. A great job. Well done.
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Old Posted: 01-02-2014 , 07:10 PM #41
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May I add my congratulations.

It is just fantastic - You could not buy anything as nice plus you have the satisfaction of having done it yourself. Brilliant.
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