Tailored Denim Seat Covers

Denim seat covers by The Slipcover Maker

Makeover for torn leather dining room chairs.Washable seat covers for dining room chairs are a smart choice when upholstery becomes stained and worn out.  Or, splits and peels like Pam’s leather-like chair seats.

A thick, tough fabric was needed to cover these every day chairs.  We chose a heavy weight 14 ounce denim for it’s excellent coverage over the black upholstery.  It also stands-up to a lot of wear, perfect for Pam’s big family.

While heavy denim is ideal for seat covers, bulky seams can present a few design challenges.  Here’s what I did to reduce the bulk in order to create a smooth, tailored fit:

  • Made the pattern with as few seams as possible.
  • Detailed with faux piping, a 3/8″ saddle stitch instead of bulky covered welt cord.
  • Used flap closures with Velcro instead of chunky ties.
  • Opted for a flat, banded skirt  — no pleats.

4 thoughts on “Tailored Denim Seat Covers

  1. windmillfarm

    That is so interesting how you used the velcro closure and used the denim on this wooden chair. I got my used office chairs that I re-covered with nice fabric from the twice a year county surplus sale. I am going to look next time for these wooden office old chairs that I can make covers for. Not just the seat but change the whole look of them, softer looking. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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