Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Another Cane Chair Makeover

on May 15, 2016

Hello friends. Here’s another quick cane chair makeover. This one was done for my mom. Scored this velvet number a few months back and finally got around to reupholstery. While there was nothing wrong with it, the colour needed an update. Here she is before.


And here’s the after. Sorry for not having more pictures and closeups. I’ve been so busy with work that it’s left me with very little time in the evenings to do this properly but I thought you might like to see the transformation. The only thing I changed was the use of double-piping instead of single. I changed up the way the piping went around the base of the cushion as well. Sometimes these chairs are a pain to remove staples from as the groove is so tiny. It also makes it more difficult to put your staple gun in the right place. A good way to hide the imperfections is by doubling up the piping.


Before and After:




One response to “Another Cane Chair Makeover

  1. Rude Record says:

    WOW, RUDE Girl has patience for slow sewing but slow upholstery no way LOL I would be besides myself trying to do this job. Vee, it’s lovely work. Well done! Your mum must be very happy with the revamp.


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