La Petite Chaise with a Slipcover!

Did you notice a new button on my sidebar?  My Dresser Turned Bookshelf

made it into the top 10 at The DIY Club.

Now, onto that chair…….

I purchased this chair about a year ago for my daughter’s room from a garage sale.

The plan was to make a slip cover for it pronto.  Fast forward one year, it is still green and plain.

About three months ago, I finally began the slipcover with the help of the Video Tutorials at Miss Mustard Seed’s Slipcover Tutorials, which I might add are amazingly helpful.

With Christmas day and Christmas break fast approaching, (and a whole other list of DIY projects that need to be done, looming on my calendar), I promised myself it would be finished by Thursday before Christmas.  My machine was already on it’s deathbed.  Having been purchased for about $100 about 20 years ago…..All was going well, I had about 15 minutes left of work, and suddenly the needle dropped out of its place and into the machine, causing sudden and immediate death of my sewing machine.

Did I just laugh it off and say “Oh bien, cela est la vie!”  NON!!!

I actually started to cry.  Suffering husband took pity on me, revealed I was receiving a new sewing machine for Christmas and brought the present to me.

Sew….(hee hee),  15 minutes later I was sewing again.  It was like going from an old ugly Gremlin (if you are old enough to remember this car, I knew a kid in High School that had one of these) to a very reliable and smooth sailing Honda.

Voila!!!  Il est fini !

For the Project:  I tried to only use things I already had on hand.  I had a bolt of White Duck Fabric purchased years ago for another project (never gonna happen).

First thing to do when doing a slipcover, make the welting (the piping that adds detail to the lines of the piece).  This is not difficult, just a little time consuming.  Check Miss Mustard Seed tutorial on piping for the how to.  I save all my fabric scraps, and wanted a funky look to the chair.  I used all my scraps with red, pink or hot pink in them.  This is how the piping looked, once the chair was finished:

It is by no means a professional job, but I am pretty pleased with the final result.  And my daughter is LOVING it.

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  1. says

    A-dorable!!! Love your combo piping, it just makes the whole piece have so much personality! Quick… before my girls see this, I've gotta click off or else, they'll want one – lol!!

    ps – are you swearing at me?

  2. says

    Oh THAT IS SO CUTE! I love the scrapped piping!
    I've made slip covers before years ago… I've got to make some more…but the lazy factor is so strong right now!

    I must get over myself!
    Take care and have a great start to a wonderful new year!

  3. says

    Your slip cover is truly lovely! What a gorgeous transformation!

    I appreciate your sweet comment after visiting my “Gloria-the-chair makeover.” It is so great to be introduced to you and your blog. 😉

    All the best in the new year!

  4. says

    I thinks its pretty good, and a clean white slipcover is so much nicer to look at than old upholstery. I'm working on my own slipcover, also using white duck cloth and it is a mess! LOL. Still, it looks better than the ugly blue cloth.

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