It’s time for a little catch-up. I added a blog about padding the inside back. It’s time to put some fabric on it.
In fact, you can just toss that fabric on the back and count that step as done! You’ll notice that I sewed a scrap onto the bottom of it. That little extra won’t be seen and it will give me something to grab a hold of.
You may as well mark the center of your back on the topside of the outside back.
Will you’re at it, mark center at the bottom where you’re going to pull the fabric through.
Yes – I did use purple chalk. The science behind the purple chalk is that, I didn’t want to use up my white chalk. ;)
Let’s look at the top again. Line up your center stripe with the chalk line and add a few staples. Don’t staple too high and don’t staple the under padding. Too high and the staples might be visible later. If you put a staple through the padding, you wont like yourself later.
Tuck the bottom fabric in and pull it relatively tight but don’t staple.
Use one hand to press on the back to compress the foam a little and smooth the fabric in a downward direction.
I used my dominant right hand to do the smoothing. My left hand was holding was catching the slack by lightly pulling on the fabric that was tucked under the backside. You can add a few staples right now because that left hand was holding your place and you can grab the stapler with your right hand and fire away.
So far, this is what we have.
Now you can pretty much staple the whole top to within about 4 inches of the end. Sorry about the awful lighting.
Uh oh – gotta go. More later.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!