So, as you may remember, my initial thought was to get this Ikea chair for the corner.
Well...it has been out of stock for four months! So instead of wishing & hoping that it will eventually come back in stock I decided to open up the possibility of another chair.
On a recent escape from the house & the heat outside, I stumbled (literally) across a miniature leather Parson's chair at Homegoods. It was cute, sturdy & $15! But there was only 1 in sight. I threw it (literally) in the cart & was on the hunt for a 2nd one. Sure enough, I found it in the lamp aisle.
After getting them home & in the chalkboard corner, they completely dissapeared. They needed to be lighter. I scoured the internet for a Parson slipcover & discovered this one from Ballard Design.
& after a little more digging I found a tutorial on how to make them out of a drop cloth! Ana White's tutorial was a great starting point. I followed every step...EXCEPT with no sewing & in tiny form. This was my first attempt at anything close to pattern making since Home Economics in the 7th grade. So if I can do it, so can you.
First off MEASURE!
(I'm visual... I had to draw it out)
Then gather your supplies:
(1) 6 x 9 Drop Cloth... a real cloth one
Stitch-Wich or other fusable bonding tape
Be sure to have on hand any other items needed from the product instructions for your fusable bonding. ie. a damp cloth.
Again, I followed Ana's instructions pretty closely, but here are the steps I took
Test your Seat & Back... they should fit like this:
(I attached the seat and back with the Stitch-Wich while on the chair to ensure a perfect fit)
Next, the box pleat: I totally eyeballed this one.
Attach to the bottom hem of your slipcover, ensuring the hem is even all around the chair & VOILA!
Now here is the final product!
This could easily be modified for any armless chair. This was the perfect solution for Chloe's Corner. It brightened up the chairs & as an added bonus, when arts & craft supplies get on them, they can go in the wash!
You will not believe the next project for Chloe's Corner! I am also about to start our Master Bedroom overhaul. Stay Tuned.