Well, I did it. I survived the making of my first slipcover.
I showed you the beginning stages of this project here when I decided to tackle making my first slipcover. I referenced multiple tutorials in that post, but Miss Mustard Seed’s Slipcover video tutorials were the most helpful.
I used some white cotton twill fabric from my stash and an old, stained Rachel Ashwell tablecloth to cover this chair.
The seatback, seat bottom, and arm pieces were cut individually from cotton twill. The back piece and the front skirting were cut from the old tablecloth so I could use the crochet trim as the finished edge.
Now, in case you were expecting a Miss Mustard Seed caliber slipcover here, complete with piping and a pleated edge… well, ahem, you might need to go visit her blog. Ha! Since this was my first slipcover, I thought I’d try and simply succeed in piecing it together before I went and got all fancy schmancy.
I think it turned out pretty cute, wonky seams and all. In retrospect, there are some things I would have done differently… for starters, I would have not done the separate arm pieces but rather would have extended fabric from the back of the chair to wrap around and join to the seatback. Those little pieces were very difficult to maneuver while sewing, causing me to rip a few seams and suffer a few poked fingers. *ouch* I also would have sewn the back portion in two pieces with a center seam to help it hug the chair a little better.
So, will I make a slipcover again? Maybe. Hopefully if I do try this again, I’ll take my time and make it a little more Miss Mustard Seed. As for the chair, I’m not quite done with it yet. Those little legs need a fresh coat of paint, don’t you think?
This little corner is in my Master Bedroom, and I’m working to make it a cozy little place to sit and read. I still need a small table and a lamp and a few more things on the wall… but it’s getting there. This slipcover marks another project off the to-do list – woot!
Hope you had a great weekend and an even better Monday!