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Make a chair slipcover using a drop cloth.

Posted by uptodateinteriors from Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan • Published See uptodateinteriors's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a chair. The Cheater's Guide To Making A Slipcover  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Basic sewing tips:
    Lay your fabric wrong side facing out.
    Make your cuts at least a couple of inches larger for seam allowance.
    Go slow and keep your seam ripper handy.

  • How to make a chair. The Cheater's Guide To Making A Slipcover  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Following the chair seams that already exist, lay the drop cloth across the back of the furniture and make your first cut. If your chair is wider at the top, create two overlapping flaps in the back (you can add ties to them if you like) for easy removal and fitting.

  • How to make a chair. The Cheater's Guide To Making A Slipcover  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start pinning arm sections, following the chair’s existing seams.

  • How to make a chair. The Cheater's Guide To Making A Slipcover  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew this section and check the fit (make adjustments, if needed) before moving on.

    Cheater's tip:
    Use the “already-hemmed” edges of your drop cloth for the bottom edges of your slip cover.

  • How to make a chair. The Cheater's Guide To Making A Slipcover  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Drape fabric on both sides of the chair, cut to fit, and keep pinning! Sew the front “skirt” on last and and the seat cushion. You can leave the seat open if you have a removable cushion.

  • How to make a chair. The Cheater's Guide To Making A Slipcover  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew your cushion cover.

    Cheater's tip: Attach velcro to the open back of the cushion cover to close it.

  • How to make a chair. The Cheater's Guide To Making A Slipcover  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Check fit, make any necessary adjustments, and you are finished!

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