I might have mentioned one or two times (especially if you’re following my Tweets) that I am donating a chair for the Chair Affair fundraising event for the Furniture Bank. Well, I’ve finally finished it! And I’m thrilled to share with you the process of making my Chair Cozy.
My final decision to make the “Cozy” originally came for the animated Beauty and the Beast. Remember how the furniture was enchanted? I love that movie. Since the chair has throughout history been the symbol of support for the human body, I decided to take the concept of the seat a little farther. Like Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, this chair not only supports you but will embrace and protect you as you snuggle in it’s arms.
Here’s how I did it:
First – the plans
Then I gathered sweaters at Goodwill Buy the Pound and sorted them out according to the colour palette I had planned.
Then I ordered garment tags, picked up the felt and other supplies and had the word panels made by Wendy at The Wool Mill.
Then I sanded and painted the chair a matte black and fastened the felt to the seat with bolts.
Now the real fun! Since making a pattern would just be silly, I measured and taped off my dining table to make the panels from.
Sew, sew, sew… After almost breaking my serger and single stitch machine and 6 needles later…
The Chair Affair will be held on October 21st. So mark your calendars!
If you would like to make a bid for this chair or any other, please go to the Chair Affair.