Tailored Denim Seat Covers
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″ top stitch instead of bulky covered welt cord.
- Used flap closures with Velcro instead of chunky ties.
- Opted for a flat, banded skirt — no pleats.
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.
Paula, I like your idea of softening up a wood chair with a full slipcover. Nice!
Can you create custom sized kitchen chair covers if ai provide you with photos that contain measuring instruments in the image?
No. I need access to the furniture to make a custom slipcover.
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