Published at Friday, July 06th, 2018 - 12:53:31 PM. . By Marie Graff.
This is often much cheaper and easier than shopping around for a piece of furniture that has the perfect or exact pattern on it that you're searching for and it's certainly a better option than changing the entire décor of your home to match your seating furniture. For those who like to change their décor to match the seasons, slipcovers are an excellent option of using existing furniture to match the seasons with the addition of a simple slipcover. With the wide variety of colors available, there is a slipcover to match any seasonal color your choose.
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.
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