Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oilcloth High Chair

A friend of ours gave us a high chair. I didn't love the cushion so of course what did I do? I recovered it! I chose orange with white polka dots oil cloth. I used the same techniques that I did on this tutorial. Here are some pictures.

Before


My husband said it looked like a sour patch kid. 

After- it looks a little wonky because of how she slouches when she eats



Also I wanted to add a couple tips for sewing with oil cloth:

  • Use a heavier duty needle. Size 16.
  • If you're having problems with the oilcloth sticking to your presser foot use clear tape on the underside. This can also help with sewing vinyl. 
  • Make sure you're sewing the right thing. When you make mistakes and have to pick it out it leaves holes.
  • If your oilcloth is creased I saw some suggestions to leave it in a warm room. My husband was kind enough to use my blow dryer and to warm up the pieces and convince them to flatten out.
  • Oilcloth cannot be washed so make sure you avoid leaving the backside open to get dirty from little hands. 
Here she is enjoying it (please excuse the quality of the phone picture!).


6 comments :

Tracy said...

I had to laugh at the last photo, my daughters would sit in their high chairs like that as well.
Your recovering job turned out great :)

Jordan McCollum said...

Nice job! And what a cutie!!

Smallgood said...

She's just proving she's not a Tar Heel. Love her cute little NC State bib.

Sandie said...

She is such a cutie, and the cover on her high chair is almost as cute as she is.

Just Jaime said...

She looks like she knows she's being a stinker. Great job and good tips

April said...

I love her bib. :-)

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