I wanted to redo this old chair to give it an old, prim feel. It was alot of work but well worth it!
First I found some fabric in my sewing room in beiges, brown and greens.
Next I cut strips 1" x about 24" long.
The amount of strips you cut depends on the size of the seat your covering.
For my chair I cut about 180, 1" strips.
I started on the left side of the chair and tied a group of 9 strips together around the seat.
Next I separated the 9 strips into groups of 3, 3, and 3. I braided these almost to the end of where the other side of the chair ends and then knotted it around the chair.
I repeated this all the way down until I got to the bottom of the chair.
Next I started at the top and again grouped 9 strips and knotted at the end around the chair. I separated these into strips of 3, 3 and 3 and braided these to the bottom of the chair.
After you've braided your first one, weave it in and out of the strips that are going across the chair.
Make sure at both ends you leave some fabric hanging. These will be trimmed to your desired length when all the strips have been woven in.
I was amazed at just how strong this seat is using only cotton fabric. I
thought it made such a wonderful primitive chair.
You now have a primitive chair that costs next to nothing and a nice statement for your primitive home.
Use your chair in the livingroom, dining room, hallway, or anywhere you want to make your primitive home just a little more cozy!
If you have any questions on this project please feel free to e-mail me!
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