We inherited a tiny wing back ladies chair. This will be its third fabric change since we have had her, but my first try to upholster. I did get a bid for $375, yikes. Gee, maybe I could do that myself.
Here is the little ladies chair in red. This was my first attempt at a chair slipcover.
my only attempt
Now she is a sassy little thing.
I will try to take you through the steps I took. First, I removed the red slip cover and removed as many nails as I could. I would need to staple the new fabric to the frame.
I then cut the slipcover apart into sections and used them as patterns for the new bold fabric.
I cut and placed the new fabric where it would end up. Basically to make sure I didn't miss any spots.
I did watch some you tube tutorials. They used a tool to push the fabric through the creases. I used a shishkabob skewer. It worked like a charm!
One piece complete and then I took a break to you know... grand babysit.
Sorry, after the above process, I was so wanting to finish her and I didn't take another picture. Basically, I covered all the staples with black braid. Hot glue and black fabric nails. Then sewed a new cover for the cushion, and called her done!
I am still not sure about the silk fringe on the cushion, but will try and live with it for a while. But, I like the fresh new little sassy chair just the way she is
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Savvy Southern Style