Published on May 6th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Patchwork armchair

Ele does a pretty patchwork cover for her Tullsta.

She says, “I re-upholstered it with a patchwork of fabrics including several with lino block I printed myself. I also painted the scuffed legs white. I cut off the fabric and used it to make a pattern. I re-used the zipper for the cushion and then trashed it as it was neither nice nor clean. I used a combination of new fabric, thrifted fabrics (corduroy, cotton, upholstery, an old pair of pants and a men’s shirt etc.) and block printed fabrics. I used lino block prints of the oudjat eyes, radiolarians, jellyfish, frog & lily pad, koi, seahorse, walrus, dragon and blue whales. I also used one old screen print of the sun.”

See more pictures of her patchwork armchair.


Just wanted to thank Erin Scottberg of Lemondrop for her story on Ikea hacks. Her article picked 12 cheap and easy hacks from this site to show non-Ikea hackers what can be done. Is your hack one of them? Check out her article here.

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Jules Yap

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10 Responses to Patchwork armchair

  1. Patchart says:

    WOW! Awesome! I love patchwork and I like personalizing furniture :-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great work!
    would it be possible to buy the pattern for this chair?? Please let me know at [email protected].


  3. Robj98168 says:

    Great Job! Not my style either but I love this. Cool Work!

  4. Mary and Bob says:

    I LOVE THIS! Great job!

  5. lesson says:

    ulesson.blogspot.com This is very good

  6. Liz says:

    Wow, that is simply amazing! I am stunned.

  7. minouette says:

    Thanks for posting this!
    Thanks for the comments.

  8. Christine says:

    Very pretty and well-done!

  9. Jessica says:

    I think that is the only way my mother would ever like IKEA furniture…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Not my style, but very well done!

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