Yesterday I finished this project – a new slipcover for a friend. The fabric is Sunbrella fabric and fits to the chair like a glove.
Here is the original fabric of the chair. It also had a slipcover on it but I forgot to take pics before I started the project. The slipcover had been used so long the seat was worn completely to shreds – literally. This chair has been used a lot but it is still so comfortable. I can see why my friend wanted a new slipcover for it!
I think the piping adds a lot of fun detail to this one. And adding piping is nowhere near as hard as it looks. I made the piping out of the same fabric as the chair – making piping isn’t hard either. I did take some pics of the process and I’ll share a tutorial soon.
I said I could understand why my friend wanted a new slipcover for this chair – what I can’t understand is why she hired ME to make it when she is a much more experienced seamstress than I am! She and her Mother made the first slipcover and I cringed when I compaired mine to theirs. Theirs was perfect. Everything fit exactly. Can you see in this photo above and also in the photo below the trouble spots I had? The little places that didn’t lay exactly like I wanted them too? Their slipcover didn’t do this.
I consoled myself with the fact that this fabric was a bit stiff to work with and it IS a slipcover not a reupholster job! Now to see if it passes inspection when my friend picks it up It does look good in a photo – and no seams popped when I sat in it – heehee!
Have a wonderful weekend – I may find time to pop in again before next week – we’ll see
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