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I've spent most of the day on this assignment. This chair is very important as it's my everyday work chair. It's wide and I like to sit with my feet up in a yoga pose to work. A chair that's so accommodating is difficult to replace. I made life hard for myself by choosing a faux leather fabric left over from a job done by a professional upholsterer. Also, I tried to save money by investing in a manual staple gun rather than a powered one and caused myself a lot of hard labour. My chair was much more difficult to disassemble than yours, and after much unscrewing, prodding and levering, I still couldn't get the back off, so I ended up using a different technique of just shoving the fabric into place with the rounded end of my metal dressmaking ruler. Your tutorial gave me the confidence to get round to this job after wondering about it for months. Refurbing the chair has saved me about £130. So thanks for that. You can be the judge of whether it has been done well or not. Bizarrely, I put my dressmaking skills to one side when I embarked on this project. I would suggest to others that you could neaten things up by a) ironing your fabric properly before you start; b) gathering the material round the pad with a gathering thread of the appropriate thickness before you do any stapling, or maybe just gather the corners after you've got the first few staples into the straight sides. This will help you manage the corners more effectively, by making the gathers more even; c) if there's a lot of bulk at the corners because of the shape of the chair, or because you're working with a heavy fabric, remove some by clipping 'V's into the material stopping short of the actual corner, the same way you do when you set in a sleeve. Hope that's clear enough to be helpful.Now enjoying my new, fully functional chair!
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so sassy girly and artsy!!! love it excellent job!!!
how many tubes do you think you used? a rough approximation would be great
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Amazing! You are a very talented seamstress. Our dog is male, and I'm a beginner seamstress, so our coat is a little different, but I wanted you to know how your project inspired me!!
This is the BEST PROJECT EVER!! I have a 5 year old femme pittie who is the love of my life. We live in NH and she loves to play in the snow but has zero fat or fur for insulation. At first I thought a lot of the "doggie coats" were ridiculous and frou-frou but once I started searching they aren't even very functional in terms of actually keeping your dog warm & dry! This is fantastic. I think I'm gonna mimic your instructions using a fleece jacket to start (carhartt is some rugged sewing!). And maybe keep a little leg length...I will def post pics! Ty so much and love to you (3). Woof, Jenny & Lily
Thanks for posting. I'm wanting to add some padding to my arm rests. Any recommendations?
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