Whilst out shopping last weekend we stumbled across these little foam chairs for children. Munchkin immediately fell in love with them. It was just her size! And light enough that she can push it around on the floor easily. As we’d been discussing seating options for her for a while (bean bags and big cushions) we decided to get one.
Just after purchasing it, Munchkin decided it would make a fantastic walking aid. And so with her teddy and dolly sitting comfortably, she commenced doing laps of the living, dining and kitchen areas.
There was only one problem. It was a twitch inducing colour, with a dreadful print on the front and was covered in exceedingly poor quality cotton. It needed to be rectified, and as quickly as possible!
The very next day, as soon as Munchkin went down for her nap, I attacked that thing! Pulling the cover off and using my stitch ripper with glee (I had absolutely no intention of re-using the fabric so very little care was taken).
I then laid out the pieces roughly to make sure I had enough fabric, ironed them all and laid them out to use as a pattern for the new cover. I had some gorgeous fabric by Japanese brand Kokka in my stash that I’d been planning to use for a different project, but this was an emergency!
I had to work quickly, as Munchkin woke from her nap and was most unhappy to have lost use of her little chair. And so after just a few hours of cutting, pinning and sewing I had this.
I only had a minute to photograph it though! After just a handful of shots, little Miss M decided I’d had it quite long enough, thank you very much. And over my protestations (and a giggle or two) made off with it!
I love the result, and so does Munchkin. It’s getting loads of use daily!
I’ve kept the old pattern pieces, I wonder what cover I should make up next?