I got a quote on getting slipcovers made for some club chairs. They are smaller, no loose cushions, so it would be a one piece cover. $400 per chair plus the cost of fabric. Oh my! I had started to try to make it myself and now I have motivation to keep trying. Once I can create the pattern for the first chair, the second will be a snap.
If I had some chairs that needed a slipcover, I would certainly give it a try myself. I think if you fit the pieces on and pin as you go, you can do a pretty good job of getting it right. There are patterns in the books for doing basic chairs too.
My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
there are several good You tube tutorials on making slipcovers, and I have found patterns on various auction sites at far less cost than in stores.
It's worth it to try and do it yourself, especially since the "custom made" slipcovers 've seen don't look like the best workmanship around.
I bought a set of patterns for under $20 and am looking for appropriate fabric myself.
Life is GOOD!!
Have you priced reupholstering? If you can get the fabric on sale, you might have the same outcome (chairs redone) but with a longer lasting solution!
Good luck with your project.
That is what I would have thought too (price I mean)
I made this sofa slipcover after machine quilting the fabric first. A very difficult job. And my only attempt.
My advice would be to make sure you preshrink everything that is going into the finished product. That is if you plan to wash the slipcover.
I don't think I made a pattern. Just fitted the pieces to the sofa and pinned. But it was a long time ago.
You did a great job, LOS. It looks really well done.
I could get the chairs reupholstered but I thought that the slipcovers would be a less expensive option.
I had started laying things out and cutting/pinning fabric pieces but I have a hard time finishing things. That's why I thought if I could just pay someone to do it, it would be done. But that price is pretty steep. I was thinking maybe $200 each. I have a cousin who is a good seamstress--wish she lived closer!This message has been edited. Last edited by: theoriginalfluffy,
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