What you will learn
You will learn how to make a new box cushion with zip in your chosen fabric and fill with new foam (soft or firm to suit your preference). You will need to use a sewing machine so some previous ‘how to’ knowledge with a sewing machine is advisable. Your completed cushion can be made with or without decorative piping.
The springs in this chair have lost their springiness so we will guide you on how to replace them with new.
The wooden frame is in good structural condition however the old tinted varnish that was fashionable back in the day when it was new is begining to show signs of wear. We can guide you on how to strip back the varnish to reveal the original pale wood underneath which looks lovely once oiled and waxed. (See photos below for examples).
The back of the chair is fixed Upholstery (no sewing machine required in this process). You will learn how to replace the old filling and stuffing with new and recover using core upholstery techniques in your chosen fabric.
Here are some before and after photos of a pair of Parker Knolls chairs (simular in style) from a previous project to give you an idea of how it could look.
Depending on your skill level, we would estimate around 8 – 12 weeks to complete this project. Maybe less if you are keen to work on your chair at home between classes.
Before you buy
You are most welcome make an appointment to visit the chair at workshop and meet us for a face to face chat before purchasing. Please note you are buying the chair only and materials and fabrics needed to transform this chair can be purchased during the classes or we can point you in the right direction to some of our favourite upholstery suppliers to ensure you achive your perfect look.
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