Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.
After tons of persuasions, bribes and whatnots, Fireball (our 5-year-old) has finally gave up his throne to his little sister, Twinkle-Bell (our 2-year-old). So to commemorate the handover, I decided to give the high chair a revamp.
You may have noticed that I have already changed the cover for the seat area. Because the steps are similar, I will only show you what I have done for the back-support piece.
(1) I unscrewed it from the chair, removed the old covering (i.e.synthetic leather).
(2) The back-support piece is made up of a wooden board and a foam cushion. Their combined height is 2.5 cm. It became the allowance I added to the shape of the wooden board that I traced onto the fabric of my choice. In this case, it is an adorable animal-patterned polyester-100% fabric that I got from a 100-yen shop! I gave a bit more allowance for the opening.
(3) After sewing a 1-cm seam allowance and finishing the edges with zig-zag stitches, I did a few cut lines on the curves. Then, I turned the cover right sides out.(4) I carefully folded in the extra fabrics at the opening. (5) With the help of pins and some double-sided tapes (for fabric use), I closed up the opening with ladder stitch. (6) I used the screws to locate the original puncture holes. Then, I mounted the finished piece back to the chair.
Now I have just extended a few more working years to the baby high chair! And once again, I have to stop Fireball from seizing back his throne! LOL