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Slipcover a Dining Room Chair

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [1]    During this blog, I will demonstrate how to make a slipcover for a dining room chair.









tiffanywater-m [2]lettyspraywalnut-m [3]7ozcottonnatural [4]








I used a total of 2 and 1/2 yards of fabric and four covered buttons per chair.







The first step in creating a slipcover is to measure the width and depth of your chair.  I started with the front side back and added about two inches extra all the way around. Next measure the backside of the chair and divide in half then add approximately 3 inches to the right back and 3 inches to the left back. I also cut  a facing for the right back about 5 inches in width. I have to admit that this is my first experience in creating a slip covered chair but with a lot of trial and errors I think they turned out just fine.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [5]  This photo shows my right back side with the facing attached. Then fold back the facing and press. Place both backs together by overlapping the right side about 2 to 3 inches  over the left side making sure to create a center back. Baste stitch these together. Next attach the front and back. Stitch the sides and top together to form a pillow case effect.








OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [6]   I turned my back wrong side out and put it on my chair then pinned my chair bottom that I had measured and cut. Take this to sewing machine and stitch.









OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [7]   This demonstrates what it will look like once you have stitched it and turned back right side out. Next, cut out a five inch band. I added piping or welting (whichever name you are used to) to the band top and bottom.








OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [8]  Then take the band and attach it to the back and seat section.









OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [9]  Last add your buttons and loops and you are finished!!









OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [10]  This photo shows the finished chairs front and back.

Happy sewing!!!