Tyler has been hard at work tackling summer projects since his semester finished. He just completed reupholstering these two chairs. Check out their sad sorry state before here and here.
These two chairs are fairly similar, and he wanted to use the same fabric to tie them together. We bought 2 inch thick upholstery foam, and used vintage fabric. The purple was a thick almost twill/jean type fabric, and he used a vintage upholstery weight fabric underneath.
He cut the foam to fit, for the smaller chair he had to trim it down on the top. Usually they suggest 1 inch foam, so they are really thick. He cut the purple fabric a few inches bigger and stretched it really tightly and stapled it to the bottom. Then he cut the bottom fabric to fit, ironed the edges under, and secured it by hammering roofing nails (didn't find upholstery tacks) 2-3 inches apart. He then used glue to smooth the rest of the fabric.
They turned out so great, they are now so comfortable. The one with arms will be used for Tyler's study desk, and the other is for my studio. No more feeling like I am sitting on a wood board. What a crafty husband I have. So lucky!
**thanks for all your lovely comments on my baby quilt, for those who expressed wishes that they could make quilts, it's really so simple (just sewing in a straight line!), I wish I could have you all over and we could do it together. Don't be afraid!