Please read the whole tutorial before you begin. You will need: six fat quarters, poly batting and bamboo or cotton batting, two hair elastics, four buttons (optional) and good thread (Especially if using the buttons). If not using the buttons you will need strong ribbon (like grosgrain) or hook and loop tape.
|Here is the high chair of which I speak. It is cool looking but a bit hard. Especially when a little baby throws her head back and bangs it on the back of the chair. The ensuing screaming is not conducive to feeding time.|
|To make this as comfortable as I could I layered two layers of polyester batting and one layer of bamboo batting with the fabric on top and backing fabric on the bottom. (You can see backing in next photo.)|
|Cut out a little half circle where the safety bar between baby's legs is if you want to. You can get by without doing this and it is tricky to bind it so it's not a problem to leave this step out.|
|When your binding is stitched down it looks like this on the back side.|
|Here is the front side.|
|The bobbin thread running around the edge right beside the binding just looks like part of the quilting.|
|Sew the seat to the seat back with a ladder stitch in the bindings. Use a double thread for strength.|
|Here is the seat and seat back sewn together.|
|Here is a closer look at my strap holes. I went around twice with the zig zag stitch.|
I determined that I would cut my fabrics at 10" wide (the width of the seat back) by 17" high. This allows for a half inch seam allowance and boxing the bottom corners.
|Remember the opening for turning! I have forgotten that so many times and had to get out the seam ripper.|
|Corner after sewing and trimming.|
|Here is the storage pocket from the back.|
|Here is the seat cover from the other side. Very handy when Grandma decides to drop in for a visit and you don't have time to wash the high chair cover.|
The fabrics I used are from the "Far Far Away" line by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics. All thread is Aurifil 50 weight #2021.