Last year I found a great fabric to recover an Ikea chair; only it just didn't sit right. Literally I suppose, as well as in look. The fabric was lovely - great colours - but it was a heavy upholstery weight, and I think, just too heavy for the cushions on the chair.
So, while visiting one of my favourite fabric shops, I saw this:
and just knew it was the perfect replacement. It's a finer fabric, but feels as though there's wool in it too for a bit of structure. The chair was covered the next day and I'm happy with it straight away. It was also good to feel confident in the sewing room again - I just knew I could do it, and that it would be finished in a couple of hours - no hesitating!
There was a great Scandinavian style grey check fabric in the shop too, which made its way home inside the same bag. That's for some dining chair cushions and also a table runner. But for another sewing day I think.