Have you ever made a slipcover for a chair?
Well, I attempted one this afternoon….a mock up version.
Just trying it with muslin, to see if I will actually be able
to do this with REAL fabric.
Here is the chair……..
Pretty hideous isn’t it?! Icky color, big stain…..
Kenny bought them at a garage sale a few years ago with
the thought of having them re-upholstered….well, with the
buttons and all that, plus more buttons on the back, it was going
to be quite expensive.
It’s an odd shape, so you can’t just go and buy standard slipcovers
to put over them (there are 2).
So, I’ve googled and watched a few videos and decided that I
should be able to make slipcovers for them.
I purchased 2 yards of cheap muslin, and figured, what the heck!
I anchored some fabric to the back with dressmakers pins….
Then cut away the excess….
I did the same thing with the front….
Then I went back and pinned the excess parts together….
Not sure exactly what is going to happen to this
“wad” of fabric here where all the corners go together…..?!
Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained….
I sewed it all together and it didn’t come out half bad…
I got a little bit of the excess fabric hung up in the sewing machine around the seat edge, so it’s a bit puckered, but next time I’ll know not to leave quite so much excess.
I didn’t hem the bottom, because this is just the mock
up and I wanted to make sure this was something
that was do-able for me…..yes, do-able…..AND
I think it will look better with thicker, wild fabric and maybe
even some piping (not sure, don’t want to get ahead of myself).
Here are some fabric choices…..the sunroom, is kind of
wild and playful room, so we wanted a playful fabric.
Right now, we’re leaning towards the Pucci print
in picture number 4. Have you ever made slipcovers
for your furniture?
If so, any hints?!
I’m basically a self-taught, don’t sew a lot kind of gal,
so for me this is HUGE!