Having a good looking shouldn’t be expensive. With a little creativity and patience, you can make your own slipcover without having to cost a lot of money to buy a new slipcover. If you know how to make a slipcover, you will also be able to decorate your old and rustic chair with the one more modern. Using inexpensive materials such as canvas and drop cloth, you can make a great slipcover.
Before making your slipcover, you can firstly prepare the materials. They are pinking scissors, strong large needle, hammer, 2 to 3 canvas drop clothes or even large depend on your chair, button thread with the same color as the canvas cloth, 2 cans adhesive spray and upholstery nails. After preparing, now the step how to make a slipcover can be started. First, you can cover each large section of the chair by cutting the drop cloth in big pieces. In some areas, you just need to glue down the fabric, but in some more you need to hand stitch some pieces together. Tuck and fold the pieces at the seams to have a finished look. After covering the pieces, you can cover the arms. Use the finished edges of the canvas to cover the visible spots along the arms and back. When cutting the pieces, you need to add some extra for curving or padding. Place each piece slowly using adhesive spray and press over the surface to take out wrinkles.
If you have wrong direction, you can pull it back and place the piece down since the spray is forgiving. Tuck and fold to give a finish edge. After that, wrap the skirt with one long piece or separate pieces. Insert the upholstery nail heads through the fabric and the chairs framing once all the pieces glued down. As a last touch, you can give a rustic look chic look by stitching the chair together at the many of the seams. How to make a slipcover is easy and fun. So, be patience and be creative to create a great slipcover for your chair.
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