Sunday, June 6, 2010

Knockoff Pottery Barn Anywhere Chair



For years I have wanted to buy these Pottery Barn Anywhere chairs for my kids. Even though I knew they would love them, I just couldn't justify the price. A couple of months ago I was reading a blog and came across this pattern. I bought it instantly, even though I hadn't started my sewing class and wasn't sure if I would be able to complete it. Here's the end result... what do you think?



This was not an easy project and took me about 5 days to complete. I can only sew when my kids are sleeping, so basically I work a couple of hours a day between nap time and bedtime. My sewing teacher helped me get the pattern together during the last class and my husband helped me with the foam inserts.



I love the features of the chair like the handle and the top and the pocket in the back. The cover fits really well, although perhaps I should have ironed it a bit before taking these pictures.



I encountered a few things along the way that I didn't love and will probably modify when I make the next one. However, I highly recommend this pattern.



My daughter loved it and has named it her "reading chair". She picked the fabric for it, which matches her bedding and curtains, and it looks great in her room. I need to get working on one for my son soon!

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34 comments:

Jill said...

LOVE the chair!! Great sewing job! Your daugher is one lucky girl!

Alison said...

WOW! I am super impressed!! This turned out a-MAZ-ing! I can't believe your sewing skills!

momstheword said...

Oh wow, you did an amazing job! So was your class teaching you how to sew or teaching you how to sew slipcovers? I wish I could sew! Thanks for linking up today.

MessyMissy said...

Oh, I love it!! Great job. I sympathize with you on finding the time to craft, it's tough to balance it all. My preschooler just entered the room and said, "Did you notice something?? You haven't played with me this morning in a LONG time!! (it's been about 20minutes). :-)

Kristi said...

For a beginning sewer, you did great! How fun is it that we have matching chairs?? Thanks for coming and visiting my blog!!!

Seamingly Smitten said...

I can't believe this is a FIRST PROJECT! It is amazing!!! Some people start with pillows...you start with a slipcovered reading chair! You should be so proud!
Jenny

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

How cute is that?!

Have a great Monday!
Sherry

nannykim said...

Wow; I would never attempt it!!! If I had a sewing teacher....well....maybe!! I have always wished I could sew covers...BUT I would really need lots lots of help. Nice and cute, is what I think about it!

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Kaysi said...

So cute!!! i Love the pocket

Ginger said...

Look'n good! Thanks for linking it up to Mad Skills Monday!

Suzanne said...

That chair is fabulous!

Katie said...

That looks so great! So how much did it cost to make (compared to the cost of buying it?)

Larissa said...

That looks great. That is my friends pattern...isn't it fabulous. She has great skills...and obviously so do you, I haven't even attempted to make that.

I would love a stop by sometime at my blog!

Larissa
Just Another Day in Paradise
www.zitzmanfam.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on tackling such a complex project out of the gate! It looks great. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

sewingseeds4U said...

That is sew cute. It's hard to believe you are not an accomplished sewer. Love the fun fabric.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Great job! The PB chairs are cute but waaaay to expensive. Your chair looks just as cute!!

Bec said...

I used to work at PBK and thought pretty much everything in the store was ridiculously priced (not to mention the snotty co-workers), but I will say I got tons of ideas of things I could make myself- these will get added to the list!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

This is awesome and since there is no way I'll ever ever be able to make one maybe I finally will have to plunk down the money for a PBKids one. Or should I say, ask Grandma to plunk down the moola for E's birthday. Love it.

Melanie Beth said...

wow, really good job! i've been wanting to make one of these as well. how complicated is it? yours came out great!

Misty said...

The chair looks great!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is great! I had no idea you could make those. Yours turned out sooo cute.

Cindy said...

Wow! That is an amazing project, you did a wonderful job, super cute!

Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. said...

Wow! That's amazing! Great job!!

Threeundertwo said...

You did a beautiful job! I made the couch from this pattern and I stuffed it with fiberfill. Because I'm stupid. Foam looks like it would work so much better. My daughters loved that couch to death.

Kelly said...

I'm impressed! Beautiful job and even better that she claimed it for her reading chair.
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Katie at A List Maker's Life said...

That looks like a lot of work, but the chair turned out great. Very fun!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! Your chair looks awesome! I hope you’ll join me again next week for another fantastic party! Have a great week!

Emily said...

I tried to follow your link to the pattern but it is no longer working. Would it be possible for you to share the name of the Etsy shop? I am desperately needing to sew a new cover for my daughter's PB chair!

Thanks!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Emily:
I hope you check back here since there is no email attached to your profile. The etsy store is called: abbiesolutely's
Hope that helps!

Emily said...

Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I am in the same situation. I need TWO pottery barn chairs. I have a mccall pattern but it looks overwhelming. How much do you think it cost you? I'm weighing out whether it is cost effective or not (not to mention time) Thanks and LOOKS GREAT! You can comment on your page (I don't have google account) I save your page to favorites

Michelle said...

I'm SOOoOOOOoo happy I found you blog and this post. I found that pattern on Etsy and ordered it just now!!

Looks fantastic!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Anonymous: I did the math and you would only save money if you bought everything on sale. Otherwise between the materials and the time you don't save a lot of money. However, it is very rewarding to make (at least for me) and I loved picking the fabrics to match my kid's room.

Michelle: YAY!

Tiffany said...

Where did you find the pattern for the pottery barn chair and cover?