After seeing this idea on the
shabby chic website….
I decided to make one for myself.
Here is what I did
(a few years ago I had these chairs but then I sold when
we moved to Texas)
I am sad that I don’t have them anymore they were soo
But soon I will show you my new thrift store dining room chairs that
1. I made a pattern out of a paper bag by laying it on the chair
and cutting it
to match the shape of the seat and adding enough for seams. I made two
small darts on the front..right above the legs to add a tailored look and make
it more fitted. I cut out the shape from white canvas fabric.
2. I measured the outside of the chair seat… all around including the back.
and doubled it to make the ruffle full. (I made the back piece separate from
the front/side piece to allow room for legs of chair)
3. Sew the ruffle pieces onto your seat piece. Hem the ruffle.
4. Make 4 ties long enough and wide enough to attach to the chair cover
around the legs and to help keep the cover in place. I think the finished size
of the ties were 1 1/2 inches wide by how ever long you want. Leave space
for sewing up the seam. You don’t want them too skinny or they will look funny
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Furniture Feature Friday