how to sew… chair-covers part1: backrest-cover


here is the step-by-step how I made my chair-covers:


first I measured around the backrest of my chairs and from the top down, plus a few cm for fasteners and hem, then I added seam allowance all around and cut an rectangle with those measurements (you can admire my chaos in this picture, because I forgot to crop 😉 )


now I sewed the side and the top together, cut the seam allowance at the corner, and ironed the seam allowance apart

DSCF8126 and then turned the right side outDSCF8127

so I could do a fitting. chairs are great models: all day long the same size and very patient while fittings 🙂

for the hem I ironed 1cm inwards

DSCF8129 and the folded and ironed the rest of the hem inwardsDSCF8130 and sewed the hemDSCF8131and another fitting for the placements of the press fasteners

now I added my press fasteners


my finished cover!

I am really happy my chairs look colorful now and not black anymore. What do you think?

Do you have any questions about this sewing project? Do not hesitate to ask!

The print is my own design, spoonflower printed it on cotton-linen-canvas for me, you can order it on this or other fabrics here.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

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