Spray paint the legs of the chair.
Trace the back of the chair on a piece of paper to make a pattern piece. Add 5 cm around the entire pattern piece.
Trace the pattern piece onto 2 pieces of sand-coloured fabric and 2 pieces of fibre felt.
Cut out a nose in dark brown felt, a muzzle in yellow fabric, and eyes in black felt with a small circle in white felt. Sew all the pieces on as applications to one of the sand-coloured pieces of fabric with dense zigzag stitches around the entire piece. Hand-sew the white circles in place, or glue them on top of the black eyes.
Embroider a mouth and whiskers with black embroidery thread.
Arrange the fabric pieces right side facing right side and place 2 of the fibre felt pieces on top. Sew all the pieces together with a 1.5 cm seam allowance. Remember to leave an opening at the bottom so that you can slide the cover over the back of the chair. Turn the cover right side out, slide it onto the chair and sew up the opening at the bottom so that it is securely in place.
Cut out 2 pieces for each ear in yellow fabric. Sew the fabric pieces together with a 1 cm seam allowance, leaving an opening at the bottom so that you can turn the ear right side out. Iron the ears to make them nice and rounded. Fold in the raw edge and hand-sew the ears to the cover.
Measure the circumference around the lion’s head and cut a piece of yarn that is slightly longer. Secure the piece of yarn between two chairs. To make a mane, tie on pieces of yarn in large loops along the entire stretched-out yarn. Combine 4 colours of yarn at once to make a nice, full mane. Hand-sew the entire mane along the entire outer edge of the back of the chair.
Cut out a piece of fabric and 2 layers of fibre felt, slightly bigger than the seat. Stretch the fabric over the seat with 2 layers of fibre felt underneath, and staple the fabric to the underside of the chair with a stapler. Now you have a cushioned seat!
It is so much fun to transform something old and boring into something fun and unique! Turn an ordinary chair into an adorable lion in the children’s room. Perfect as a desk chair and as a new friend for make-believe games.