Chair covers with your own hands: photos, patterns


2018-07-10 03:00:37




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Covers for chairs are not only beautiful decorations, but useful things with functional value. First, sewed the covers to hide the shortcomings of the old and battered chairs, and secondly, they can completely change the look of a room, to serve as the decor of the room. If in a cafe or restaurant chair covers, you realize that this is a decent restaurant, not Denny's. And how beautifully you can decorate a Banquet hall for the wedding ceremony! Covers give the room a solemnity, and at the entrance once you understand the significance of this ceremony.

These decorative items of furniture are a variety of types. It all depends on the purpose of the room. They can be of different shape, different quality of material, structure, additional decorating case elements: bows and pleats with ruffles, with buttons and drawstrings, zip up with Velcro or put on the wooden part of the stretching.

For sewing slipcovers for chairs used in a variety of tissues. This can be a brilliant satin white, or bright colors or a dense material for daily use, vivid and stylish for the living room or with children's drawings in a child's room. In the article, how to sew chair covers with your own hands with detailed instructions and photos. Are the pattern will help to understand the shape of the future product.

Types of cases

One-piece covers cover the entire chair surface. The fabric from the backrest down onto the seat and then fully closes all the legs of the chair right up to the floor. These chair covers are suitable for living room or dining room. This type of covers also can vary, decorating and backrest, and the lower part of the hanging pleats and gathers. They can stretch on the chair arms, and can have clasps in the back on the back - buttons or Velcro, ties or bows.


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There are separate covers for the chairs. The design of the chair has two elements, a cover for the back and seat. Sew them separately. It is convenient for the home as it is always possible to remove one element and wash it separately. Of course, the seat cover gets dirty more, so change it often.

Also, some quilters can sew either only the backrest or the seat cover. If chairs beautiful wooden backrest, it is not necessary to cover it. She also decorates the product. And the only cover on the seat is of a protective character, which protects the material of the chair from scuffs and dirt.

Sew simple cushion. These bags are sew very simple because the pattern of cover on the chair is a simple rectangle, which is the fold down knotted side ties.

Knitted covers is very expensive that not everyone can afford, as there is a lot of yarn and thread are now expensive.

Cotton cover

Cotton fabrics used in everyday life and for protection of the chairs in the kitchen or on the veranda. It can be satin or denim, gabardine or linen, twill, crepe satin, canvas, brocade fabrics and silk gabardine. Such fabrics are relatively inexpensive and hypoallergenic. Serve the owner for a long time, well satisfied with this content.

cotton cushion cover

But they also have disadvantages: in the sun the fabric will burn away, but when wet it quickly absorbs. Use them temporarily as they are short-lived. Linen covers will be strong to wrinkle, after washing, ironed them heavily. And gabardine silk and satin slip, so for everyday use they are best used for ruffles or petticoats of the case.

Cotton fabrics used for children's room. For such cases you can pick up the soft seat. Brocade fabrics have quite a lot of weight. Though they are strong, but the stitching of such material is difficult, especially if you are only a seamstress.

Synthetic material for seat covers

Made Of synthetics used for tailoring of covers on chairs with their hands biflexa fabric, flock or microfiber. Let us examine their properties closer. This matter is persistent, clean well, almost does not get wet. Also the stretch material that stretches in any direction. Spandex and lycra are used as universal covers for office and other premises with a large number of visitors. They can dirt tighten in the fabric and for a long time without cleaning. The flock is generally not washed, and the material is able to withstand several cleanings.

Microfiber is not clean, but after a few years of use it can be thrown out as beautiful appearance will not. These chair covers with a backrest you can put on leased furniture for cafe or dining room.

Taking measurements for sewing patterns

For sewing slipcovers for chairs with backrest made the following measurements:

  • From the top of the backrest to the floor in a straight line. This is the height of the pattern.
  • The seat is measured and the width and the length of the edge.
  • Height of the legs of the chair. Measured from the seat down to the floor.
  • If the back has an uneven shape, for example, the top wider, then measured the widest part and the bottom, which will have.
  • Also measured the distance between the legs of the chair. They can also be both direct and extended downward. Make measurements of the top (narrow part) and the widest point at the bottom.
  • If the back is circular or some other irregular shape, then it is betterthe contours just a circle on the flipchart or roll of Wallpaper so that the pattern exactly matched the shape, otherwise the problems will begin when fitting, for example, be elongated corners, voids, and the case must clearly follow the shape of the chair and covered the perimeter.
Covers for dining room

Simple pattern: solid case

The Pattern of the cover on the chair has a cruciform shape. In the middle should be a rectangle whose height will equal the addition of the backrest height, multiplied by two, the length of the seat and the height of the legs. If you use a fabric that stretches well, then these measurements will be enough for the pattern to solid products. If the fabric is cotton, it is necessary to include in the calculations the thickness of the back of the chair.

Pattern of Paint copyright

If the cover on the chair's back has an inverted pleat, you will need to significantly increase the width of the rear section of the backrest depending on the size of the folds. If on the back there will be buttons, then you need to divide the pattern into two equal parts and add each side to the hem and placket for the buttons.

If you intend to completely cover the side of the wooden elements of the back of the chair, you need to add to the dimensions of the front of the back couple of inches with one side or the other.

Examples of patterns

The Pattern covers the back of the chair differ mainly in the shape of the skirt. Covers on the chair are cut out in the most part the same. Dimensions length and width is added to the thickness dimensions of the chair. Work on the rear backrest can include a pocket, one or more counter-folds, sewing bows or headbands. The rear portion may be made of a contrasting color.

The bottom of the backrest can also arrange or flounce or pleats as in the picture below. Also on this part of the case can be worn separately tailored the bandage to her prioraty on the buckle or fasten a button.


The lower part of the skirt should rest on the floor, that is, when cut out skirt, you need to add for this purpose a few inches, not to mention the bending of the fabric for seams.

Insert for Soft seat

Sewing the cover on the back of a chair the pattern we understood, now consider options for the seats. If the chair is made of wood and the seat he is solid, when sewing case this unpleasant time can be corrected. This pattern for the seat must have a pocket at the bottom. It is inserted into the cut template sheet of foam, you can tailor a bed of sliced pieces of batting, folded in half.

The best material for a pocket is considered a len. It is sewn without fasteners to the soft insert does not fall out, use the bending the material inward, the type of sewing cushion covers for the cushions.

To insert, choose from the following materials:

  • Upholstery foam, suitable brand 35-45;
  • Sheets of polyester;
  • Felt both natural and synthetic;
  • Hollofayber.

But keep in mind that as a synthetic winterizer and a hollofayber eventually accept the tapered shape of the weight, they can not be washed, so I have after some time of use they just throw away and replace with a new one.

Casual covers

The Cover on the chair with a backrest with their hands can make for your home as simple and beautiful add-ons. They can be different lengths, not necessarily to the floor, because if the house has Pets, they will permanently stain the bottom part, but if there is a cat, the fabric will become his toy, the void beneath the cover in this case will serve as a safe haven.

casual covers

The Short version of the covers is done when the legs are in decent shape. Such an option is possible to sew a whole, but also individual elements. To make beautiful even the solid covers. The picture above shows how decorated the sides. The seat surface also marked with additional seam with an insertion of the cord inside.

Individual items

Chair Covers (photos see) can consist of two separate parts - the back and seat. If they are sewn of colored fabrics, you can customize all panels of plain fabric. Beautiful piping on all seams, contrast color, buttons, trimmed in the same colors.

original covers

To Secure the seat cover using the bow or a simple tie to match. Looks original wavy bottom of each object, trimmed with black piping.

Cover game

For a child's room on a chair, you can sew an interesting variant of the case which simulates the stove. Seat stitched circles black color - plates for cooking. On the front of the bottom of the case make the application of the oven. Can be cut in its place closing the hole on the buttons, so the child could open the oven and put the pan or pot into the void under the chair.

Children's cover - plate

On the front wall of the back you can sew a strip of fabric with cutouts for the insertion of knives, ladle and other kitchen items, and you can make the application window and attach on top of a short curtain, or sew two longer ones and hook them on the sides for beautiful ties. It is also interesting to look sewn on this part children's plastic dish drying rack.

On the side skirt of the cover are sewn strip with places for forks, spoons. You can attach plastic hooks to hang the handles of pots or pans.

For a boy you can create in the same way workshop. The chair seat is a bench, and on the back are posted tools. If you dream up on this subject, you can still do the sink, attach the faucet on the back and putting on the seat bowl. Other items - soap, toothbrushes, washcloths are placed in the side pockets of the skirt.

Festive cushion cover

For weddings and other festive events decorate the chairs in a special way. The color of the cloth usually take the bright - white, champagne, milky, beige. The material is selected mainly satin. But used crepe-back satin or a light brocade. Such a soft fabric and delicate structure, the skirt of the cover forms a smooth, wavy folds. Sometimes used lace, artificial flowers, bows of a different color. Often, the upper back is made with cut fabric of different color. There are instances of the use of dark colors - dark blue and even black, but more often it is a gentle color - pink, light green, light green and other pastel colors.

covers for wedding

The Skirt can be stitched separately and can be folded or ruffled.


The article gives detailed instructions on sewing the cover on the chair with his own hands, the basic pattern style solid product. The reader now has an idea of the suitable fabrics, types of cases and their decoration. Use the obtained knowledge in practice and decorate their lives with the beautiful products for the home.

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