Elegant chair covers are able to set the tone for the whole holiday
How quickly to update the interior dining room or the kitchen, doing repairs, and without changing the ugly furniture? Alternative - to sew textile chair covers. With their help, you can easily create a sophisticated atmosphere in the house.
Covers the basic functions
Sewing slipcovers for chairs helps to solve several problems: the aesthetic, functional and protective. Covers can be everyday, for special occasions, and even seasonal, which is very convenient. Especially because the covers on the furniture are now back in vogue. Capes are often used in children's rooms, dining room and living room. So if the furniture is new, capes protect it from contamination, from the claws of pets. And when the chairs have already lost their appearance, they are easy to hide behind a beautiful covers.
Chair covers can be an important part of festive decor
Cases with delicate color chiffon flowers - refined and elegant
Elegant covers pale purple
In what style to use?
To sew a bag on a chair with his hands need about 1.5 or 2 meters of fabric. Note that this will be much cheaper, than to change all the furniture. And, besides, you will be able to emphasize the style of the interior.
Cases of cotton appropriate in rural interiors (Provence or country). In an English country chairs will look good in stripes or with buttons.
White cotton blankets in the living room of Provence
Fine light covers in the living room chalet
For ekostilya often began to use capes, made of rough burlap. And to give the interior a modern sound fit denim. Especially, it is combined with wood.
The original cover of sacking decorated with a flower sunflower
The decor classical interior good use of ceremonial cushion chairs. They will make the necessary aristocratic accent. It is important to choose the fabric calm noble tones.
Restrained and at the same time luxurious red covers in a classical setting
Elegant light covers in a classic living room
Tip! To cover choose fabric sufficiently dense and strong to withstand constant load and wash. This is particularly important for chairs dining room and in the kitchen.
What are the model on the covers of the chairs?
Chair covers conventionally divided into the following types:
- Covers tightly sitting on a chair
- free covers
- Cases of capes (drapery)
The first method is more difficult to perform, as compared with the other two. It requires expertise from a master. Must be strictly vymerennoe curve.
Holiday or wedding chair covers good to create using the other two methods. Especially if chairs have different shapes. And as an additional decoration can be used organza, ribbons, tapes, brooches. Then a flight of fancy has no limits. We can say that it is universal chair covers.
Delicate, luxurious, flowing chair covers for weddings
Gentle chair covers with woven elements
Luxury bag on the chair of guipure with appliquéd flowers
The choice of fabric
Not every fabric is suitable for slipcovers. It must be pleasant to the touch and look good. Most popular types:
Crepe satin - Great for spectacular assemblies, folds and exquisite appearance.
Gabardine - it has good density and elasticity, despite the fact that the fabric is thin. Matte surface at the fabric.
Supplex (Lycra) - highly elastic, dense and fine stretches in all directions.
Tip! To achieve harmony in the interior, capes should match the color with curtains and tablecloth.
The original case with "skirt"
Gentle, refined case with a train decorated with beads and flowers
Bright, elegant cover on a chair made of satin
How to sew your own bag on the chair?
You can refer to the master, and you poshyut any capes. But if you decide to try your hand, we'll show you how to do it. Not necessarily to buy expensive fabric immediately. Perhaps you have an old tablecloth or curtain.
So, how to make the pattern cover and sew the bag on the chair? The most important thing at the beginning, remove the exact measurements of the chair, and especially the legs, as to the bottom they can be with. It is necessary to determine the most narrow and wide sections, draw a diagram and mark them on the drawing. Always worth to consider options on at the seams (about 3 mm) and tissue shrinkage allowances.
Measure the width, length and depth of the seat of the chair. As well as the width of the back and seat.
Since there are different cases, before making a pattern for sewing slipcovers for chairs, you need to immediately decide which option you will make.
There are options to:
- sidushku and back (solid and isolated);
Elegant covers complete the atmosphere of the festive feast
- only sidushku;
Sidushku covers are designed to protect the upholstery of the chair against pollution
- cover on the chair
Trim cover on the chair with flower application
Beads will provide chair covers beauty, elegance and originality
Also consider immediately, for what purpose they will be used (on a daily basis, for a holiday), and on the basis of stylistic solutions decor.
Simple sewing scheme cover a chair
We suggest to consider the easiest way to sew capes with strings.
You will need:
- sewing machine;
- the cloth;
- tracing paper for charts and a little patience.
It needs to measure the width and length of the chair and the seat depth. You can attach the fabric immediately into the chair and make the necessary notes or use tracing paper.
Shroud will consist of two strips of fabric, on which the joints are held together by strings. One strip of fabric will completely cover the chair, from the bottom of the legs and backrest jibe. And the other side of the strip of fabric spreading chair, so that the legs are closed.
Simple sewing scheme cover a chair
Treat all seams are overlock or zigzag bend and sew the fabric on both sides. If you do not have cars, you can manually make a cape, but then choose a fabric that will not crumble. You will not need to handle it. A drawstring can sew by hand. For a normal chair, you will need about 1.5 meters of fabric.
If sew a cape is not possible, you can take a piece of fabric, which does not fall off the edge, and simply cut out of her bag. In this case, the pattern will have a look like this:
Scheme creating sheaths without a seam