Need a project that will make you go, “Awwww”? The comfy chair from One-Yard Wonders will make you do just that – it’s just so tiny (if you look at the photo on the right, you can see how my 4 year old tried to squeeze into the finished chair)! Overall, things came together fairly well – the only real issue is areas that had fabric left hanging (so that they could be attached to other segments of the chair, for example you sew down the arm, but leave 1/2″ open so you can attach the outer arm of the chair) didn’t come together as neatly as I had hoped so I found myself sewing over the joined areas after I was finished. I am pretty sure that this is a ‘me issue’ (not sewing as precisely as I needed) and not a pattern issue. One other important aspect to this pattern is tufting. I hadn’t planned on doing any tufting (originally, I thought I could skip this part), but it really is necessary, otherwise you’ll have created what looks like a misshaped, mini-bean bag chair. Since I didn’t want to do that much tufting, I really did the bare minimum – shaping the arms up. Even though I just used about 12 tucks, this is still quite the process – probably more frustrating (I gave myself a wicked backache and several poked fingers) than making the chair itself, but the end result was worth it. Now I’m anxious to see how it holds up under some rough-and-tumble little guys!
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