Thursday, March 10, 2011

High-Chair Redo

My child loves to attack me any time she sees food in my hands, so I finally decided to get her a high chair and give her some much needed independence. The prints on all baby products are so bland and generic, so I bought a used chair off for $10, and decided to cover it.

Ugg! Unfortunately, my camera deleted all my pictures from the past couple weeks, so I have no before pictures. I'm sure you can imagine an ugly, outdated high chair with sesame street print on it. I'll do my best to describe what I did as it was pretty simple.

All you need is a glue gun, 5-6 glue sticks, and about 1 yd of plastic covered/ vinyl fabric. (Mine is Moda, Central Park, bought at Quilter's Haven in Bountiful.)

Remove the pad, and place it on top of new fabric, and trace a pattern on the wrong side of the fabric, making sure to leave about 2"-3" extra all around. Next, draw line of glue on the old pad, where the seams already are (see below picture.) Place the new fabric over the old, pushing it into the seams. Make sure to pull the fabric tight as you are gluing. Then put a line of glue around the edges, and pinch the new fabric together to the old cover. Make sure to smooth everything out as you go. (I didn't cover the back besides the small piece at the top that slides over the chair.) After cutting off the access fabric, you are finished! The only way this high chair is looking any cuter is if I put Princess E. in it! Love how easy it was! Plus, my kitchen is vintage-looking so the purple and orange are perfect!


  1. LOVE IT - I don't sew but I'm going to try this with glue - yay!

  2. Love the fabric!

    I am having a gibeaway on my blog. $38 + free ship from busy little hands to buy a cute kid backpack from her store. She has tote's for mom too.Do check it out.