Monday, September 9, 2013

Slipcover for a Ladies Office Chair

Hi Everyone,

Do you have one of these black office chairs in your home.  We just happen to have three...I guess I had one before we were married and my husband had a couple.  They are great chairs, very durable and comfortable, however, they just are not that attractive.  I really should give a couple to Goodwill and replace mine with  an upholstered piece, but in the meantime these slipcovers will be just fine.  This also gave me an opportunity to show those of you that would like to tackle a slipcovering project on your own with very little money and time.

Slipcovers are a great sewing projects to complete around the home, since they are afforable and very doable for novice sewers, like myself. They also can be customized to your liking with the addition of buttons, frills, pleats, zippers, clasps...ect. Just like this old leather desk chair that was outfitted with a buttoned " top" and frilled "skirt" perfect for a ladies office chair.

Below picture is the After


Step 1~  Take your fabric and preferably a cotton duck, or drop cloth fabric and pre-wash and dry.    
               Make sure to press your fabric well.

Step2~  Drape the fabric over the back and also the front and secure with  pins around the curve of the furniture piece.

Step 3~Sew the pieces together and trim the excess fabric. Press open the seams. I chose to use a decorative stitch on the seams, but piping is also effective.

Step 4~Make sure to double hem 1" the bottom of the slipcover and sew as close to the edge as possible.

I chose to add buttons to the back for a fun detail~

Now onto the seat cover.  I  sewed two separate pieces, but one can easily create one piece.  Just pin around the shape of the seat and back of the seat and stitch together.
Step 4~  I draped the fabric over the seat in the same fashion as the seat back and trimmed to  size.      Make sure to pleat the fabric in the corners to better fit the  shape of the seat.  My seat was circular, so in the corners and sides I pinched the fabric and pinned in place.  The gathers I hand applied and stitched to the seat cover.

Please visit other posts for slipcovers I have completed in the past few months, here and here.

Thanks for reading!


1 comment:

  1. Hi, I really like your desk chair slip cover however I do not sew or have a machine. Is there an easier way to make the slip cover without sewing? That would be great for those of us that do not sew. I would love to hear from you.
    Best regards