Category Archives: dining room chair slipcovers

Dining Chair Dressed Up in Embroidered Slipcover

Dining room chairs slipcovered in embroidered cotton? That’s right and they are absolutely lovely, one placed at each end of Judy’s dining room table.

For this custom slipcover project I used unbleached muslin with candlewicking, a form of whitework embroidery. Not exactly the type of durable, heavy weight fabric I typically recommend for slipcovers.

If you’re a parent of small kiddos and/or pets you’re probably thinking NO WAY! I agree. However, for Judy’s occasional use, this fabric will function just fine.

I preshrunk the fabric, which relaxed the overall look and feel. I also lined the slipcover to add body.

Judy’s pair of vintage armchairs are the perfect size and style for mixing with her wood dining chairs. Her new slipcovers are the finishing touch to her very pretty dining room.

Vintage Dining Chairs with Embroidered Slipcovers

Gingham Check Chair Pads

Chair Pads in Charcoal Gingham

If you’re a fan of cotton gingham you will love this little check pattern in classic charcoal and natural. It’s so versatile, a good one for all types of slipcovers.

I’m working on 16 chair pad covers, 6 of them in this fabric. I sure like the look but cutting, folding, pressing and stitching the Velcro tabs (64 pieces total) makes me a little batty. 🙂

Gingham Chair Pad Tabs


Slipcover Makeover for Windsor Dining Chairs

Slipcover Topper for Windsor ChairAdding a topper to your kitchen chairs or dining set is an economical way to give them an instant update.  A topper is a little slipcover that covers just the top of the chair.

Cotton Linen Topper for Windsor ChairAfter giving her kitchen a complete makeover (it’s really beautiful!), my customer’s Windsor dining chairs looked outdated.

Instead of throwing them out and starting over she replaced the two end chairs with upholstered parson chairs.  She used Waverly Strands Sterling fabric.

I helped her coordinate the remaining Windsor chairs with the new pieces by making fitted toppers from textured cotton linen trimmed with natural linen.


Cotton Linen Fabric for Chair Topper

The textured cotton linen is thick with good body, which offered nice coverage over the wood spindles.  Since the chair backs are exposed my customer decided on a shirt tail hem detail instead of ending the topper at the seat.

Want more inspiration for chair toppers? Check out these creative designs: