Many months ago I found a pair of cane-backed Frenchy chairs and refinished them.
I sanded the chairs down and sealed and stained the wood with dark wax and hemp oil and tried to sell them, but no one was interested. I put the chairs in the back of my workshop and pretty much just forgot about them.
After reading Miss Mustard Seed's posts about making slip covers, I was inspired to make some too. I remembered my chairs and I decided they could use a cute skirted slip cover. I can sew, but am definitely a beginner. When I was a teenager I spent lots of time with my grandmother and she knew how to sew and taught me the basics during the summer months.
I had a great crisp blue and white striped sheet that I had picked up and thought it would be perfect for the slip covers.
I traced a circle on a piece of butcher paper that was a bit larger then the seats and had notches for the back and then placed it on the fabric and cut. I have never sewn a ruffle/pleat, but decided to give it a go. Hey, if Marian says it can be done then I am going for it! I ripped a long strip of fabric and then hemmed one side for a clean edge. The next step was to pleat and sew and pleat and sew. It was surprisingly easy and pretty quick.
I sewed the ruffle/pleat around the seat part and then sewed some ribbon on the back section for ties.
I am very proud of myself and my amateur sewing skills!
|I love the natural wood|
|Hydrangeas, Ironstone and a galvanized tray=LOVE|
|I decided I liked the slip-covers kind of wrinkled and not ironed, so I left them that way.|
A local shop owner saw these chairs and wanted them for her shop!
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