Friday, July 18, 2014

Rocking Chair Arm Pads

When my 1st daughter was born my parents gave us a beautiful and comfy rocking chair for all those late nights with a newborn. The chair worked great, the only problem was that the arms are wooden so we always had to put something there, a pillow usually, to keep my daughter from hitting her head on the arm. So, before daughter number 2 was born my Mom and I came up with pads for the arms so we would not have the same problem as before.

This project took us a total of one hour and costs us nothing but our time, I had all the materials to create it already.

  • Heavy weight material
  • Stuffing or quilt batting
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing Machine (or sew by hand) - Sewing Machines

Here is what we did:
  1. Measured the chair arms
  2. Cut 2 pieces of fabric a little bigger than the arms of the chair. 
  3. Sewed in the ribbon that ties the pad to the arm of the chair.
  4. Sewed the fabric, leaving one end open.
  5. Stuffed the fabric with the batting.
  6. Fitted the pad to the chair and sewed a cuff in the front to cover the front of the arms.
  7. Sewed the end of the pad shut.
  8. Tied the pad onto the arm of the chair.
This solution has worked really well, no more fiddling with pillows when trying to get a newborn to sleep.

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