PVC Sling Chair Frame Pictorial
for 18” (AG) Dolls
by Suzi More - http://sosewsuziamericangirldollclothes.blogspot.com/
½ inch PVC pipe - sold in 10 foot length. You will need about 4 ½ ft for 1 chair. You can
make 2 chairs or save the extra pipe for another project.
8 - PVC elbow connectors (90 degree angle)
4 - 3 way connectors
Cut list: Usings a PVC pipe cutter or some other tool cut the pipe into pieces listed below.
6 - 5 inch pieces
2 - 4 ½ inch pieces
2 - 3 ½ inch pieces
4 - 1 ½ inch pieces
I used the 100% acetone nail polish remover to remove the print and bar codes from the PVC pipe and connectors.
* I did not use PVC cement to permanently glue the chair together.
The PVC connectors fit snug and the chair was sturdy for a doll. If you decide to glue the chair pieces together be sure to add the fabric sling prior to doing so or you could design the sling to attach with Velcro.
Steps : 1 & 2
Step 9 (cont.)
Cotton, Twill, home deco fabrics. I did use duck cloth for one of the chairs and it was too firm for my taste.
Fabric cut size: 6” X 19 ¼ ”
Finished Sling size: 5” X 14 ¼ ”
I crafted the finished sling to be 5” wide to cover the joints on the seat and headrest. I’ve seen the chair covers made narrower to meet at the joint edges and I did not care for that look.
Fold over the two long edges of fabric ¼”,press and fold over again ¼”. Stitch the folded edges in place with either a straight or zig-zag stitch.
Fold over the two short ends ½” and press. Fold both short ends again 2 inches. Stitch along the folded edge to create the casings to run the PVC pipe through.
Since I did not glue the chair frame together I pulled the frame apart and
installed the sling as shown in the pictures below. Then snapped the pieces back in place.
This is my first “pictorial”. I enjoyed stumbling through it’s creation. I hope you find it
helpful and make lots of chairs for your favorite 18” dolls.