Published at Wednesday, May 09th, 2018 - 05:11:00 AM. . By Marie Graff.
Sew a chair-seat slipcover - Stitch darts in chair seat. RSs together, sew facings to cutout openings, trim seam allowances (s.a.s), turn to WS, and press. Make piping or use purchased trim. Sew piping to top and bottom of bands, trimming the cord from piping at seams. Turn under ends of bands. Topstitch. RSs together, sew top edge of bands to outer edges of chair seat. Finish skirt hem. Fold pleats where marked. Baste. Turn under side edges of skirt. Topstitch. RSs together, stitch skirt to bottom of band. Topstitch ends of skirt and band in one step. Sew button loops and buttons or other closures. Put slipcover on chair, sit, and relax. I do suggest making a pleated muslin for your chair if the legs splay dramatically and you’re unsure how deep to make the pleats. Make any other notes and marks on the muslin that will help you later on to match and sew the pieces.
In the past slipcovers were only used for sofas. Today, companies supply slipcovers for almost every form of seating furniture. Everything from ottomans to recliners or loveseats to dining room chairs can be helped with the addition of a fashionable slipcover. Slipcovers are an excellent alternative to the expensive cost of refurnishing your house with new seating furniture or reupholstering your old furniture. However, custom slipcovers can still be a bit pricey. So if you want a cheap yet fashionable option you can consider getting a ready made slipcover as a quick and fashionable option to upgrade your old furniture.
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