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Make your own fabulous foam chair & custom removable cover
Make your own fabulous chair & removable cover for about $25. It's the Choose Your Flair Custo Foam Chair! Make it soft & cuddly, use fun prints or personalize it. Anything to give it your own look.

Posted by Cheryl@Sew Can Do from Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States • Published See Cheryl@Sew Can Do's 12 projects »
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  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 1
    Step 1

    Making the Foam Chair Base:
    Using the yard stick & pen, measure and mark the cut lines for making the back, arms & seat as shown. Carefully & slowly cut through the thickness with the knife.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stack the two seat pieces and put an arm piece on either side and place the back behind them all.

    Glue the pieces together. Foam can be tricky to adhere, but it's ok if it doesn't stick, because the cover will keep it all together anyway.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 3
    Step 3

    Making The Chair Cover:
    Lay out the pattern pieces on the fabric(s) as needed, making sure all pieces have the stretch of the fabric going horizontally.

    Cut pieces out of fabric and either mark the pieces or leave the patterns attached, so it's easy to fit everything together.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 4
    Step 4

    with right sides facing, stitch together one long side of the top piece to back piece with a 1/2" seam allowance. Stitch the other long side of the top piece to the chair front so it looks like this.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then stitch the chair front (end with the cut outs) to the seat.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now to attach the arms. With right sides facing, stitch the arm pieces to the chair face so they will look like this.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 7
    Step 7

    Flip the arms out of the way and attach the inner side pieces to the other section of the chair front just under the arms on each side.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 8
    Step 8

    With right sides facing, stitch together the upper part of the inner side to the arms so they look like this.

    Do the same along the short sides of those pieces to create the front corner of the arms.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now attach the front panel to this section

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 10
    Step 10

    The cover is nearly done! To add the chair sides on, with right sides facing, stitch the short end of the "L" shaped panel to the top section of the cover.

    Stitch the back of the "L" to the back section of the chair and the stitch the remaining angles to the chair front, arm and front.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now this is where to add the elastic so it will stay on nicely on the bottom & be easy to remove. Stitch on the 1/4" elastic about 3/4" from the raw edge. Pull the elastic taut as you sew it on, so it will cinch up.
    Sew it on all the way around.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 12
    Step 12

    Then fold the raw edge over the elastic to make a hem and stitch it in place on the right side of the fabric 1/2" in from the edge. Again, pull the fabric taut as you stitch and make sure to not to catch the elastic when sewing the seam.

  • How to make a chair. Choose Your Flair Foam Chair - Step 13
    Step 13

    Slip the cover over the foam, fitting the fabric around all the corners & smoothing into place.

    The chair is done!

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