Hello Friends and welcome back – hope you know how much I always enjoy having you here! Today I wanted to share a little more information regarding the DIY upgrade I did to our chairs by giving them some newly sewn linen slipcovers…
I recently posted a photo to Instagram and a few people asked for a “how to” or tutorial, so I thought I would give a very simple one. You may have seen some more info on my sofa slipcover here.
This is the before of the Ikea Chairs.
Here are the steps I took to sew these covers…
- I used 4 panels of Ikea’s linen curtains here. I also used heavy duty thread, scissors, sewing machine, tape measure and some sewing pins.
- First I washed and hung the material to dry.
- Next I measured the sections of the sofa and then cut the material accordingly. I always make sure to add a couple inches to my measurements – accounting for seams.
- I began pinning sections together atop the chair – inside out (as this chair is asymmetrical and could be easily used this way).
- I would sew a little at time and then go back and pin. I repeated this all throughout the process of the entire chair.
- Once it was all sewn, I added on pointed slits and hemmed the bottom.
- Lastly, I ironed and steamed the covers, making them look freshly pressed.
As you can see, there are still threads to trim =)…
I wanted to add a little more luxury to these seats, so I took some large linen Euro pillows I had lying around and added them to the seat. Now it looks like a complete set. The color of the seat pillow is a bit off but I am ok with that…
Because the whole chair is comfy and it is not perfect which is the very goal of linen in my opinion. To show every wrinkle and looked loved on or lived in.
Here are the original chairs I was inspired by and I am really enjoying how I feel like I have a bit of luxury for a big fraction of the cost. Hope this inspires you today, even if it is just to make something simple. Thank you so much for stopping by!
They look beautiful!! I have a cute little 1960’s rocker that I just picked up on Craigslist. I’m thinking neutral upholstery would be the best plan since I seem to have decorating A.D.D.!! ha ha!
I am always in the middle of a new project with piles of others everywhere Tania, haha. Thank you so much and I always appreciate your commenting here! Have a great week!
I love your style and realistic budget decorating ideas…Everything you do is so beautiful. I am inspired by your blog and it is my favorite! Thank you for posting this!
Robin, compliments like that truly warm my heart and make writing here so much fun. Thank you very much for that! I hope you will continue to visit and have a wonderful rest of your week!
Thank you for the info! I was one of those who asked for more details ; ) I’ve been dreaming of slip covering my antique wingback in linen for so long but this post motivates me to finally do it! Your chair turned out great! Thanks!!
That makes me so happy to hear Nancy – thank you! I hope you share how it goes and I know it will be beautiful.
Alma @almafied says
Annie, you blow me away every time! Thanks for sharing ❤️
Alma you are the sweetest friend! Thank you so so much – xo!!
Sarah Adams says
Love your slip covers! Very similar look to Lee Industries chair I bought a couple years ago $$$! I would like to hear what you would think of trying to slipcover a leather sofa. I’m so tired of mine but can’t replace it yet.
Hi Sarah thank you so much, that is such a compliment! I think it would be doable and I am sure there are some wonderful tutorials out there of people who have done just that! I wouldn’t see why it couldn’t be done, just to be making sure the fit was nice and snug so that it didn’t slip around on the leather too much. I would love to hear what you decide to do – thank you so much for stopping by!
I love what you did here, Annie! I adore the look of linen, and I loved your comment about how linen is supposed to look a little wrinkly and lived in. I recently reupholstered our dining room chairs with linen and just last night my husband commented how wrinkly they look already. I was like “that’s the nature of linen, it’s going to look that way – I’m loving it”. Anyways, thank you for sharing such a creative and beautiful slip cover idea!!! Your home is truly beautiful!
I appreciate your encouragement so much Cynthia – thank you! And yes it really is the lovely nature or signature of linen. Hope you have a great rest of your week ~
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