I Think Ikat, I Think Ikat

Today I tried my first attempt at semi-re-upholstery.  It was also my first time using Ikat.  Up until recently I had no idea what Ikat was until I started religiously reading Emily A. Clark’s design blog.

I’ve had this office chair since elementary school when one Sunday morning after a sleepover, my friends and I found it on the street and decided to roll down the hill in our cul-de-sac with it.  However, it’s new purpose is for my vanity area in the bedroom.  I thought I’d class it up a bit with a kind of chair skirt.



First I pinned one rectangular piece of fabric to the cushion of the chair.  Then I measured the circumference of the cushion and hemmed an even longer rectangular piece to go around as the skirt.


Once the skirt was made, I slipped it over the cushion and hand sewed the skirt to the fabric on the cushion.




Before & After


Here’s a peek at what was going on outside.  What a great backdrop to a relaxing activity.

An other fun ideas for Ikat?

Take care!




  1. I’m so proud of you…. putting that sewing machine to good use.

  2. Thanks, Mom! I finished that apron today too! I’ll show that later 🙂

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