how to sew… chair-covers part2: seat-cover


here is the step-by-step for the seat cover. (The backrest-cover-tutorial can be found here)

DSCF8135 first I cut 2 pieces of fabric in the seat-size plus seam allowance. The layer in the middle is called cotton-mix (by Freudenberg), it gives the body-heat back, so your butt gets warmDSCF8144

next I pinned strips of fabric to my seat-sized pieces



so I could test, what size and placement I need


for my chairs, it looked like this


now I overlocked my strips at 3 sides and pinned it to one seat-sized piece on top of a layer of cotton mix. Then I placed the other seat-sized fabric on top


and sewed all around, but left an opening , cut the seam allowance at the corners back and turned the right side out.


now I sewed over that opening to close it


next, I tried it on the chair and marked the placements of the press fasteners


and added my press fasteners

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my finished chair

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

If you like my print, you can order it here. I had it printed on linen-cotton-canvas.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

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