Camping is not just a hobby for some people; it has become an addiction for many others. If you are one of those who can’t live without going on a camping trip, then this guide will be the most helpful thing you will ever read. After reading this guide, you will be able to create the ultimate camping chair, which will make your camping trips more comfortable and fun.
What is the best thing about creating an ultimate camping chair? Well, you don’t have to worry about anything as everything you need is included in this guide. You only need to follow these 12 simple steps to create the ultimate camping chair. So, let’s get started.
1: Choose Your Fabric
The first step is to choose the fabric you are going to use to construct your ultimate camping chair. There are so many options available, and you should go for the one you feel comfortable with and at home. It is recommended to go for light weight and a piece of breathable fabric.
Leather – This is the most common fabric used for making outdoor furniture. Leather will last for a long time, and it is easy to clean. Here are some of the materials which you can use for your chair:
Cotton – If you are looking for something soft and light, cotton is the best option. It is easy to clean, and it will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Nylon – If you are looking for something solid and durable, then nylon is the best option for you. It will withstand harsh weather conditions, and it is easy to wash.
2: Determine The Size Of Your Fabric
The second step is to determine the size of your fabric. It is recommended to buy at least twice the size of your actual requirements. For example, if you will make a single-seat camp chair, you should buy a 40”x40” piece of fabric. If you are going to make a double seat camp chair, you should buy an 80”x80” piece of fabric.
Why do we do this? This way, you will have enough fabric to make two chairs, and the extra material will remain as a scrap that can be used for other things.
3: Cut Out Your Fabric
The third step is to cut out your fabric. There are various ways to do this. You can use a regular pair of scissors, or else you can use an X-acto knife, or else you can use a cutting mat. Whatever method you use, make sure it is exact and clean.
Here are some tips for you:
A – Always cut on a solid surface like a wooden table. Never cut on paper. Paper may get crumpled, and this will result in unsightly rips in your fabric. Also, always cut away from yourself. Never cut towards yourself. This is the most common mistake that people make while cutting.
B – Always cut a straight line. Don’t attempt to curve your cuts. Bending your cuts will give you an unsightly and unprofessional look.
C – Always cut through all the layers of fabric. This will ensure that your material doesn’t have loose threads that may unravel and come undone. Always go through the interfacing too.
D – Use the scissor tip to pierce the fabric. Do this at least two times. This will prevent the material from coming apart while you are sewing it together.
E – Fold the fabric in half and cut along the fold. This way, you will get a clean and precise cut.
F – Cut two identical pieces of fabric. One should be twice the size of the other.
G – Open the first piece of fabric and lay it on a flat surface. Place the second piece of fabric on top of the first one. Mark the center of both pieces of fabric.
So, this was our first step to choosing the fabric that we were going to use for the construction of our ultimate camping chair. I hope you know what type of fabric you should go for. The next step is to decide how many people will be using your ultimate camping chair.