The first project for 2016 was supposed to be a snap, or in this case a zip. I was going to whip up a slip cover within a couple of hours, but chairs are hard; especially chairs with lots of curves. Of course, I made it more complicated by attempting to make a slipcover reminiscent of a form-fitting cocktail dress. Alas, the finished slipcover by all appearances is more appropriate for a casual afternoon tea. Story of my life.
The charming chair sitting at my desk was intended to be a temporary solution until I could find an industrial type swivel stool. Well, months later I’m still using the temporary solution. If the past is any indication of the future, it looks like chair is here to stay. Wanting to protect the paint finish was my motivation to make a slipcover with a fashionable zipper running up the back.
By the time I pinned, cut, re-pinned, and muttered a few expletives (luckily no one was home…not that anyone’s presence would have stopped me), I figured out how to cover the curvy chair. The final slip cover is composed of four sections; the seat, the seat back, a wrap-around skirt covering the front legs and the zippered back panel.
Most sections came together easily, however the seat back was the most tricky. I added photos of the pinned sections to show how it all came together.
After viewing this photo, I realized the seat needed lining because the striped ticking was visible. Discovering this before the skirt was stitched in place was a relief. I like sharing little things like this because it is all part of the trial and error process.
The zippered back is by far the best feature of the slip cover. Tea with a bit of rum, anyone?
This post was linked to Making Broken Beautiful | No.26 The Curator’s Collection
©2016 Curvy Chair Slipcover was first published on Thistle Key Lane.