Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Coffee Sack


Office Chair

Recycled Dining Chair

Last week, The Scout brought me home a coffee sack  He was sure that I would be able to use it for something.  I have washed, line dried and folded it. Now it is waiting for inspiration to strike.  Yesterday I spent a little time on pinterest looking for ideas.  Upholstering furniture or making cushions seems to be the most popular option.  So now I am wondering about using it to cover that little brown chair that came home a couple of weeks ago, or maybe even my sewing room chair which is like the office chair above.

Has anyone used coffee sacks for upholstery?  Does it wear well - the sack seems pretty robust.  Does it stretch or go loose after a little while?  It doesn't appear to be scratchy on bare legs. Would love to know your thoughts on this.

3 comments:

  1. I've got some coffee sacks that I'm planning to make a wall hanging with, just haven't quite found the time yet. I love your idea of using them for upholstery!!

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  2. I know none of the answers but they look great!

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  3. Sounds an interesting idea. If you were worried about durability on a chair you could put a canvas type fabric under them? I tend to use heavy, dark fabrics on chairs because they get sat on by a farmer in his work clothes. :-)

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