Thursday, August 4, 2011

High Chair Re-Cover Take 2

My first high chair re-cover was difficult.  It was awkward and not easy but the result was beautiful so I happily tackled my Mother-in-law's high chair anyway, the one that Catie uses daily.  Turns out that everything that made the last high chair difficult wasn't present in this chair so it went really smoothly.  For the last chair I used a vinyl fabric, wipe able but a serious pain to work with since you can't use pins and it doesn't feed through a sewing machine easily.  It also used a really thick piping that was horrible to put in and broke a bunch of my needles, this chair had some cute pleating instead and we went with a simple cotton that can easily be thrown in the washing machine.  It was easy and awesome, perfect.
The original seat wasn't as ugly as it could have been but it also wasn't interesting to look at.  I personally don't want teddy bears in my kitchen decor if I have a choice.
Like every other re-cover I took the old seat apart and used it as a pattern for my new pieces.  I put them back together re-using the backing fabric, the batting and the binding.  This high chair does have straps but we never use them anymore so they're always tucked under the fabric.

Another finished shot. The flowery fabric was the first I saw as I walked into the store and I loved it instantly.

And proof that Catie approves, she climbed up to check it out (yes, those are pajamas and yellow rain boots).

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Patrice said...

Love the fabric. Great idea! Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree Creations today!

Mom said...

I am so glad I found your blog with these instructions to make a new cover! My high chair is like this one and in desperate need of a recover as it has gone through three grandchildren with another one due soon. I am so inspired! Thanks so much....

Sam Nelson said...

I love this highchair recover you made and was wanting to make one for my mom's highchair too. Do you know where I can find a pattern or instructions for it? Thanks!