It’s me again, Tweedlebud Megan!
It seems as though the DIY projects just keep continuing over here!! Recently I had been wanting to throw our current highchair off the deck! I just couldn’t take cleaning it anymore! The seat covering was ripping and food was getting into cracks where it shouldn’t and it was just a pain!! Bryan didn’t seem to share in my frustration so I thought I was over reacting, that was until my parents came to visit. After about two days my mom shared in my sentiments of ‘love’ for the chair! Thank goodness! I wasn’t a crazed cleaning freak after all, unless we both are?!
Here’s what we did:
We took off the seat cover and traced it.
Step 2Then we sewed up the side seams with a loose stitch so that it would be easy to remove once it was perfect.
After, we put the test cover onto the chair and made adjustments where needed. It fit almost perfectly. I missed getting a picture of this step!
Then we took it apart and traced it onto the good fabric. We got lucky and and the owl fabric was wide enough to make two covers! (which I am sooo happy about!)
.... we sewed up the seams...
and added a square to cover the post between the legs so that food stays out and it’s easy to remove.
It was a pretty simple project and for a fraction of the cost of a new highchair!! Olivia noticed right away and loves to point out the eyes on the owls!!
Tweedle Tip: Before deciding to buy something brand new, always exhaust all other options first. Try second hand stores or websites, ask friends for hand me downs and research what it takes to make yourself. You will be surprised at how much money you can save by DIY-ing or thrifting!