- 1 old chair
- 20 belts (give or take depending on the size of the belts and the chair
- staple gun and 1/2 inch staples
- fabric shears
Now on to the second layer, the basket weave layer. Starting at the front I wove the rest of the belts into the design, making sure to keep them close and tight, making this seat even more sturdy. Over and under, over and under, over and under...well, you get the idea.
There were a couple of belts that were a little too thick so the hubby (after being woke up to go on a fire run, he is a volunteer fireman) helped me by shooting 3/4 inch nails in them with a nail gun. Make sure to check after to make sure they didn't shoot all the way through, air staplers are pretty forceful! Then I turned it over and tested it out, it held my weight!!! Success!!
Then it found it's new home in the family room. It's a big room, plenty of room for more projects ;)
When looking for belts for this project I suggest shopping your hubby's side of the closet, source them from friends and family members(everyone has a stash of old belts, except me), or check at garage sales or your local thrift stores.