When I was a teenager, my grandmother, who was a very talented sewist, made me a blanket by sewing together squares of flannel. They were leftovers from nightgowns she had made for my mother, my sister, and myself. My grandmother wasn't a quilter so what she did was she zig zag-stitched the squares together on top of a sheet to make the blanket. I used it on top of my bed in college and then it got put away into various closets over the years.
|Grandma's quilt on the futon|
|original chair with vinyl seat|
I dug out fabrics I already have and here are the steps I've followed. I'm sure there are other ways to upholster, but it seemed simple enough this way.
1.) Unscrew the seat and make a pattern from brown wrapping paper. I didn't have one piece of paper large enough so I taped together several pieces.
|making a pattern for the seat|
2.) Make a pattern for the back of the chair with brown wrapping paper.
|making a pattern for the back (with help)|
|removing the seat top|
|there he is again|
|with foam on top|