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
I am linking to
Furniture Feature Friday
love it! Could you tell me- how much fabric per chair would I need? how many yards? My chairs look about the same size as yours- 16×18 inches. thanks!!
Nicole G says
What a great idea!This is the information I was looking for.
Hi! I am LOVING your blog..just discovered it..your newest follower! Sunny109
Interior Ideas says
I'll try this myself too. Thanks for sharing. Excellent idea indeed.
Style Sisters says
Sorry my photos are so blurry and old looking..I pulled these pics off my old website…thestylesisters.net I don't keep that website up any more.