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Thread: EASY!!!!! slipcovered chair!

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    Senior Member vjengels's Avatar
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    Okay, it's not quilting;; I am SOOO proud I had to show you!!!!
    If you've ever thought of recovering a peice of furniture & thought it'd be really hard.. it's not. It does take some patience,but it is EASY.
    I took me 12 hours over this weekend to make a slipcover without a pattern for this upholstered rocking chair for my daughter; that includes , measuring, cutting sewing and installing snaps for the closure on the cushion and the back of the chair so it fit snug. I had been wanting to do my love seat for some time and always thought it would be too hard. I bumped into someone's notes on the internet, she suggested breaking the chair down into the different parts, ( arm inside, arm outside; back facing, back rear... etc) measure those , cut to pieces , take your time and sew them together here's the fotos

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    Wait...where's the "after" picture...LOL! ;)

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    I forgot to tell you! I used canvas painters tarps. they are inexpensive ( to cover this chair, 2 6'x9' tarps) 20.00. it's all cotton, after you wash them they get really soft, very durable, and I like the oatmeal color.

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    WOW!! Good job :D:D:D

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    You go girl! Great job!

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    GREAT Job!!!!

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    You've done a good job

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    nice job! that is on my to do list!

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    Well done, and it looks such a comfortable chair too! :D

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    Fantastic!! Now all it needs is a cozy quilt draped over it! Is this a chair you use in your sewing room?

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    Nice job.

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    What an achievement, well done!!

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    you did better than i did. i had two wing back recliners. i finally gave up!

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    Is that a rocker? Looks like a really comfortable chair and you did a great job.

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    That is really a great job. How creative.

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    Looks like you did it !!! Great job you did, You could tackle anything now.

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    Kudos to you! Great job! I have not tackled a project like that.....yet!

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    You did a great job on the slipcover. I need to do the chair in my living room. You gave me confidence to try it. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    hey I have matching couch and love seat to your rocking chair. Great job.

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    Hmmmm....painters tarp. Will have to keep that in mind.
    You cover looks great. I love the overstuffed looking furniture.

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    I'm impressed! Wish I could do that!

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