DIY Armchair Slipcover

A bold armchair in a striking color or design can up the ante on any room. However, luxurious armchairs can come with a price tag to match. If you’re familiar with sewing machines, you can still get the chair you want. You can create a custom armchair slipcover that suits your style, family and budget.

Old, worn-out chairs are hanging around nearly every antique and secondhand store, so if you find one in the shape you want, consider it a new project.

For this project, all you will need is fabric, pins and a sewing machine. First, you will want to find the fabric that fits your vision. If you’re a novice sewer, a slightly more durable fabric or a fabric that you’re not worried about working with will suit you best. Be sure to check our sale section and different fabric types. When you’re done, shop our pillows for a one-of-a-kind accent.

Here is how you create your armchair slipcover:

1.) Roughly cut pieces of your fabric that are larger than the areas you will be covering.

2.) Begin pinning each area in small sections. You will want your fabric to be inside-out for this part.

3.) Once all areas are pinned together and fitted how you want them to be, carefully pull the fabric off the chair.

4.) Sew the sections together and cut off excess fabric.

5.) Place the cover on the chair to make sure everything fits how you want it to. Some areas may need to be re-stitched and hand-sewn, so check over all the seams and edges.

After that, you’re done! You will have a removable armchair slipcover that can be washed and easily changed out next time you want to make another slipcover. You can double the fabric for matching slipcovers or use the pieces you cut for a pattern to cover another chair. However you choose to do it, chair slipcovers look beautiful and are much simpler to put together than they seem.

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