Hi everyone! I am glad you are reading this post today because my slipcover has now be completed. Okay...well maybe not exactly 100% completed because the only thing left to do is to stain the armchair legs. However, I think I will be working in that last part after the second armchair is slipcovered.
Are you ready for some pictures? I hope so because I am excited to show you some so here we go! :)
That was my quick "Before and After" from what we started with and after adding the final piece, which was the skirt. I must say that I am happy with the results.
To make the skirt, I took some extra leftover canvas dropcloth, which I measured out before I started making my slipcover, and wrapped it around the chair and secured it with pins.
Once the pins were in place, I took my hot glue gun to keep the fabric in place (yes, I know that most people actually sew the skirt on, but I didn't want to do it by hand or by using my sewing machine because using my glue gun was much faster).
Also, I think we purchased my sewing machine for $30 at Wal-Mart...something like that...and it isn't big at all. I still used it to sew the back of the fabric on the chair, but that was it.
Next, I took some twine and measured out how much I needed to wrap around the bottom of the chair. I did this because I wanted the twine to act as piping around the chair.
Once that was done, I glued some extra canvas dropcloth around the twine to give it a piping effect.
This "piping" is what I used to hide where the skirt fabric met up with the chair seat.
This helped make it all come together and look a little cohesive.
Here is a close-up of the "piping" and the skirt bottom I added.
I also took some more pictures of the frilly fabric that I made to add to the seat and the back of the chair for some extra pizzaz, if you will.
I really like the frilly-ness I added in different places because it makes the chair a little unique.
I love it!
And here she is in all her glory! What do you think?
Do you like it, too?
One more quick reminder of the progress to completion:
I can't wait to start on the second armchair and hope it turns out just as good! :)
Thanks for stopping by!
I really appreciate all of my readers out there!