Best way to change the fabric color on a wool-upholstered office chair?
April 19, 2007 4:45 PM Subscribe
Dyeing or sewing? What's the most practical way to change the color of 100% wool fabric from red to black, when the fabric is upholstery on the seat & back cushions of a large office chair?
posted by allterrainbrain to home & garden (11 answers total)
The chair in question is an Ikea Joakim
in red. (I got it free so I couldn't choose the color.) I want to change it from red to black. I haven't dyed fabric since I was a kid, so consider me a beginner.
Thanks for all ideas, about dyes and/or about how to do this. (In the bathtub? If so, does the tub need protection?) There's no outdoor space I can easily get the chair to.
I'm also open to sewing as an alternative to dyeing, but I'm a beginner at sewing too and making a covering that exactly fits rounded, oddly-shaped seat cushions might be beyond me.