I love felt -applique: it's quick and easy , and it has a naive charm all of it's own.
So when I came across a very down- and out small barstool , I decided to go for some quick applique to cheer it up a bit.
Here is the "before " :
I looked in "The Vogue Sewing Book " (1970's) in which you can find all kind of vintage designs as inspiration and came up with this below .
The stool had a sunk- in seatpad, but I wanted to change this.So for the first phase of the make-over, I covered the sunk-in pad in linnen, as in here below.( Neat but boring...)
The back of the seat-pad I made like this:
Then I used the finished applique embroidery to upholster like this:
I am pleased I saved the little barstool from life in the Siberia of my garage....and hope to do some more felt applique soon as it's really fun and enjoyable.No frayed edges for a start!!
Do you like felt applique ? Or is it too " folksy" for you ??
I look foward to your comments!!!