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Monday, February 18, 2013

A New Slipcover For My Office Chair

For the past two months I have been desperate to find time to make a slipcover for my office chair. It finally happened last week.

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The new linen upholstery had sadly not worn very well and several holes had developed on the edge of the seat.

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Now knowing better I selected an antique French linen/cotton dishtowel from my collection to use as the seat fabric. This I know will absolutely wear well! I love the checkerboard pattern.

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I did not use a pattern. I just sort of laid out the towel and cut. I arranged it so that the striped edges were angled on the corners.

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It’s not perfect. But it seems to suit the old chair.

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The ruffle and ties are made from a lighter weight linen.

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The back was tricky to configure but it ended up being my favorite detail. This is good since this is what you see the most of.

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A sweet seat indeed!

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Happy Monday!

Laura

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48 comments :

Custom Comforts said...

Your chair makeover is lovely indeed!!! And I too especially love the back. Wish I could look that sweet from the backside.
Cindy

Custom Comforts said...

Your chair makeover is lovely indeed!!! And I too especially love the back. Wish I could look that sweet from the backside.
Cindy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh so soft and pretty, love those bows!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks beautiful!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks wonderful. I love the ruffle and the bows, so perfect and definitely looks like you. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Laura! I love it! I wound up using white tablecloths {found at Salvation Army} when I made the slips for our dining chairs last year. I used every last bit of those tablecloths for four chairs. I still need to make ties for them. I took them off for Fall/Winter and am looking forward to getting them back on for Spring/Summer.

Bente said...

It looks amazing. Love it.

Hugs

Christine said...

It looks like it's all dressed up and ready for the dance.
Who nice.

Auntie Em said...

Your chair looks lovely! I love the white woodwork and the slipcover is soft and feminine without being too fru-fru. I really like the ruffle and ties from the lighter weight fabric. They drape so nicely.
Thank you for sharing all your pretty decorating ideas! :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Love the slip, the chair and...(your new photography skills are showing!)
~Lynne
w/L.

Patty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the flow of it. You made a beautiful cover for your beautiful chair! It's eye candy!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Beautiful chair, Laura! You did a wonderful job, I love the bows in the back.
xoxo,
Dorothy

denise...on a whim said...

This chair looks very elegant and lovely. Wonderful job!

khess136 said...

You've stolen my heart with this lovely slipcover, dear Laura....this type of engineering is a talent I don't possess! So lovely!
xoxo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Pretty adorable! I want one!

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

The slipcover is beautiful - especially the back with the bows!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is such a lovely seat cover--beautiful, flouncy, and Frenchy! I'd like to do something similar to some chairs I'm getting ready to paint for our dining room. Very pretty idea!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

you did great... it looks so pretty.

please write me if you have a few minutes.
thank you

French Basketeer.com said...

Very Pretty!!!

The Boston Lady said...

Just lovely Laura. Simply elegant! Ann

openid said...

Laura,
Your cushioned seat is beautiful. I love the simple sophistication of white.
Your Friend,
Deborah
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

Organized Island said...

Oh that is so pretty and delicate! Great job!

Redhead Sadie said...

Lovely job, Miss Laura! As always!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

So pretty, Laura, - dainty and frilly and quite lovely.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

laura I love that! I'm going to use my old white linens on the chair I'm going to redo next! I was thinking cream linen but this is so much cuter! And i'll be winging it too - we'll see if I can make mine look as good as you made yours - that is just too cute! Lvoe how it looks from the back too - great job!

Maureen said...

Making the same kind of covers is on my to do list. I keep putting it off because I have it stuck in my head that it's tough to do. You've inspired me!

Maria Elena said...

Oh, Laura! I love the slip cover! The chair looks so pretty! Just lovely! Great inspiration!

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

So pretty and feminine!

Mary Ellen said...

Laura what a pretty slipcover! I had done something similar to my chair in the creative space. The best part is that you can throw it in the washer when it gets dirty!

I will send you an email later today concerning me coming to AZ- so excited to maybe be able to see you and the other blogging ladies!!

bee blessed
Mary

Sharon Leaf said...

Love this! Wish I knew how to sew. I just look at pretty pictures to get inspired. So now I'm going to wrap a vintage curtain around my chair and, voila! Thanks for the inspiration.

Vel Criste said...

Awww, this chair is made so dainty and pretty because of the cover, just like you! ;-)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Laura,
Perfect..I love slip covers for chairs. I have made a few too and always have fun with creating a pattern and fabric. Using a dish towel is a wonderful idea.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Laura,
Oh my...this is one pretty cover!!! Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Blessings,
Linda

Heather said...

That is so gorgeous! Simple and feminine! Love it!

Debbie said...

Loving it!!

Laura Janning said...

almost too pretty to sit on!! :)

On Crooked Creek said...

Laura,
What a sweet slipcover, dear friend!!! I adore the shape and the back is exquisite!!!
Thanks for sharing your solution to recovering your chair seat!
Fondly,
Pat

chateau chic said...

This is such a lovely seat cover! There is so much elegance in its simplicity.
Mary Alice

Kelley Dibble said...

It's simply decor to adore for shore.

xo
Kelley~

Lisa said...

Soft, elegant, shabby, and just beautiful!!! Don't you love an improvised project? Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi!
xo,
Lisa

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

It looks wonderful. Hope you have a blessed weekend,
Kathy

8)(8 said...

I love it. The ties just might also tie like ballerina pointe shoes depending on how one sewed them. So pretty!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I am constantly amazed by your talents and energy. Bisous

Angelina- JoJo & Eloise said...

Hi, I am coming over from the36thave. Your slipcover came out Beautiful!! Love it :)
xo
Angelina

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really is perfect! I love the details of the ruffles and ties! It's beautiful!

DeeDee said...

WOW! It is just BEAUTIFUL! Great job with no pattern. :)

lynn cockrell said...

Your slipcover is lovely. What a great job you've done in making it!

Bobi Jensen said...

That looks gorgeous. So light and lovely!

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