Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Winging it: A White Slipcover With a Twist

Wing Chair Slipcover. Shabby White Slipcover Tutorial
I finished my thrift store wing chair slipcover!

I can't tell you what a feeling of accomplishment this is. I have read books and blogs
on how to make a slipcover for a wing chair but just never started.  It's pretty scary
but once I started it went pretty quickly.
Thrift store wing chair re-do
I started with a pretty ugly thrift store chair.  Originally I was going to try my hand
at upholstery but quickly changed my mind and opted to try a slipcover, instead.
When you have four cats who love to lounge on anything upholstered it makes more sense
to slip instead of permanent upholstery.  The chair was poorly recovered in the pink/green floral which my husband quickly removed.


Since the fabric was dark I covered it in cheap muslin so it wouldn't
show through the slipcover.

With a staple air gun and two people working, this was a quick job.
Already the chair looks better.

I traveled to Singapore last month and was lucky to find some great, cheap fabrics there. This is a 60" wide white cotton with a linen texture to it.  It was $4.10 a meter!  Couldn't go wrong with this!  I started making my slipcover by draping the fabric over the chair, pinning and cutting.  Here you see the fold in the back which
will be the button/velcro opening.

Here is the back piece pinned to front pieces. 

Pinning and fitting slipcover pieces

more fitting and pinning pieces.
Basting slipcover. Make your own slipcover


  After pinning most of the pieces I added the piping into the seams then basted them together with embroidery cotton. It really held the pieces together more securely than pins and gave me a good sewing guide.



more basting
  


  basted gathers at the arm. 
 
I sewed the main pieces together and made a muslin cushion cover
to hold the feathers I had to add to it.
I then made a made a ruffle and more piping to edge it with.

Burlap Trimmed Slipcover

For the back I made burlap piping and burlap
covered buttons to match. 


Burlap piping and burlap buttons on slipcover tutorial



Actually, I tried to make burlap covered
buttons but they were too flimsy and it didn't work. I went to
my local upholsterer who made them for me for 50 cents apiece. Can't beat that!
The do-it-yourself buttons were $2.79 for THREE and they just collapsed when I 
tried to cover them in burlap.




I couldn't be happier with how this turned out and how much I learned doing it.
My new Burlap "Paris" Pillow that I made looks pretty good on it!
  


Oliver can't wait to get on it!  It's his favorite chair.
Care to join me for tea?

174 comments:

  1. Wow! You did a great job!! I love the burlap touches. I tried to tackle an upholstery job once and it was so overwhelming and hard that I just quit. Maybe a slipcover would be easier.

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  2. What a fantastic job!! It looks beautiful, and i love your pillow too.You should be proud of yourself...Kathy

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  3. IT'S BEAUTIFUL!
    What a wonderful job you did. You've mastered this art.
    M

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  4. This turned out fabulous!
    I have 3 fur babies that would love to lounge around in your beautiful chair.
    Great job.
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  5. This chair turned out soooo cute. Very elegant. I love it and YES I would love to join you for tea Ü

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  6. Wow, what a gorgeous slipcover, love the burlap details. Makes me want to slip cover everything...if only I had a sewing machine. :o) I am now a follower...looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

    Have a great week!

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  7. Just wonderful...I love it!

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  8. It turned out amazing, and I'm so impressed! Making slipcovers has always been so intimidating to me, especially a wing chair. Pat yourself on the back, because you did a real good job!
    Happy REDnesday and Happy 4th!
    Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

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  9. Wow, what a beautiful slipcover and a great tutorial. You make it sound so easy!

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  10. Ok...you did a great job! I am not going to be scared anymore. I have a wing chair I want a slipcover for. Thanks for the sharing!

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  11. You're a much braver woman than I! It's gorgeous, on my wishlist!

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  12. Love it. What a great job you did!

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  13. Gorgeous! You did a fabulous job. Especially love the burlap details!

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  14. I have made a few slip covers and I know how challenging this can be. You did anawesome job. I love the white with the burlap!

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  15. This tutorial was very useful. I would have never thought about putting it on and pinning it inside out... Huge lightbulb went off in my head. LOL

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  16. Your chair turned out so lovely!! All of my favorite things - cotton, burlap, ruffles & those buttons down the back!! Fabulous : )

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  17. What a beautiful job you did!! I will be slip covering two wing chairs very soon. I know that I will keep referring back to this post for encouragement. Thanks!! I am your newest follower. Come by and visit me when you get a chance.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  18. Oh wow! This looks fantastic. Love the burlap edge and buttons - what a perfect touch!

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  19. Wow! I wouldn't be game to try such a fitted shaped cover, but yours looks amazing! And I love the burlap at the back - nice touch!

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  20. I bow down to your talent of making a chair cover. How nice!
    Joyce

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  21. This looks fabulous! I love the extra detals with burlap on the back. I have a similar chair I in herited and it in need of a makeover. You've inspired me to give this a try!

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  22. This is BEEEAAAUUUTIFUL! LOVE it! I'd enjoy sitting in your chair and having tea with you.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  23. Wow, that is awesome!! It looks like it was pretty hard to do, but the results are worth it. That back is FANTASTIC!! It was such an ugly chair before, what a transformation!!

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  24. You did such a great job! Thank you so much for linking. I did move it to the Thursday link party because it seemed more appropriate witht the craftyness. I love it and am inspired with all the detal you put into it! Awesome!

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  25. You did a beautiful job!! Your chair is lovely.

    And I MUST say...I LOVE your teapot. I have recently begun using the Desert Rose pattern for my everyday dishes. My grandmother used that pattern, and it brings back so many memories. I have acquired many pieces through EBAY, but I dont' have the teapot...yet.

    Blessings,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

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  26. This slip is amazing. Will you do it again? I bet YES! How creative to do the burlap cording and buttons. Can I steal the idea;) Maybe using some of the million yards of flax colored linen I have. I saw one chair where they put about a 2 inch border around the corner pleated skirt. I thought that was so cool. But I really love your idea!
    I love everything about it!
    Kelly

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  27. That really turned out cute! I have an ugly green chair a friend gave me, but structurally, it's solid! I think I may try this, and thanks for sharing! Marcia

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  28. This is so beautiful! You made it looks so easy, are you sure you haven't done this before? Wow! Love the burlap touches. What time did you say tea was? Saw your post at "The Shabby Chic Cottage"

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  29. ~~~Hi Sweet Girl~~~
    I LOOOOVVVEEEE your slipcover!!! :)) It is gorgeous!! And using the embroidery thread to baste the pieces together is a very clever trick!! I can't tell you how many times I've been stuck by the pins (I use corsage pins) They really hurt, LOL!!! Everything is just beautiful!! The ruffle, the burlap buttons (love those too), the pillow, the VIEW is amazing, and your hydrangeas are BEAUTIFUL!!
    Have a wonderful day and enjoy your tea!!!
    ~ Michella ~
    ~ ~ xoxo ~ ~

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  30. Aren't you the cleverest one around!!! I have wanted to do this too, but been too afraid. Your tutorial is just great. I think I could try this now. I love seeing your Paris pillow where it looks like it belongs! Thanks for sharing. It is a treasure now.

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  31. This is just beautiful! There is no way I could tackle this project..it just scares me!...but you did a fantastic job! I'm so impressed! I also like your Desert Rose dishes, they're on my favorites! Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte
    Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

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  32. What a great job on the chair and your setting for tea is so pretty!

    Donna

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  33. What a nice update--the back really gives it a custom touch. Plus, wingchairs are pretty easy to find on CL. Another great job--thanks for linking up. :)

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  34. Oh NO! I've done that before too. I'll write this long comment and hit something and the whole thing is deleted. I never start over either!
    Kelly

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  35. What a gorgeous slipcover,I love the burlap buttons and details.

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  36. Holy macaroni, that is AWESOME! I terrified to try upholstery, but you did an amazing job! That burlap piping and those buttons...OH...magnifique! :)
    Thanks for linking to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

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  37. So lovely transformation, so chic! The tea for one just perfect!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  38. You did a fabulous job! Nice to know about asking the upholsterer for the buttons, that is a bargain. Man, what views! Lezlee

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  39. The chair is fabulous! I found a pair like this on Craigslist that I love, and this would be such a perfect way to repurpose them!

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  40. I love it! You did a great job and maybe I will get brave enough to try it myself now.

    Thanks for the step by step instructions.

    Carolyn

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  41. Sorry to be redundant, but that slip cover turned out totally fab! I tried to do it once and it was a massive failure, but following your great pictures I think I could actually do it now.

    I am following you thanks to The Girl Creative's
    'New Friend Friday'.

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  42. Wow, your chair turned out beautifully! I love the burlap detailing and those buttons really make it special! And what a view you have!!

    Kat :)

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  43. Nice job! I have been wanting to cover 2 chairs...thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. What an amazing job! Just beautiful. You have some view!!!!

    Be sure to come and be a part of "SUMMER SUNDAYS", my weekly meme. It's all about what summer means to YOU!

    - The Tablescaper

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  45. Visiting from the Trendy Treehouse. Your slipcovers are beautiful. The first picture makes me feel like I am Paris.

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  46. oh, I love your chair..I have been wanting to do this...but was scared..I am going to try now...your kitty looks just like mine!! I am going to see if you have a picture of his face!

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  47. Yes..I would love to join you for tea! What a fabulous setting. Your chair is wonderful!!! I adore those burlap buttons on the back!! Thanks for sharing the process.

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  48. You did a fabulous job! I really want two 'wing back' chairs in my living room.. might go looking for two in the thrift stores.. thanks for the great instructions!
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  49. You are a true inspiration! I have an ugly chair begging to be slipcovered. You've given me the courage to try it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

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  50. Wow! You did a really fabulous job! Enjoy your hard work!

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  51. Congratulations for completing this big job and doing it splendidly! I have a chair that's waiting for my fearful self to get started on it.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  52. This turned out beautiful. Thanks so much for the tutorial, it is the best I've seen on making slipcovers. I have two chairs to cover and you've inspired me to give it a try!

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  53. HOly Smokes. You are inspiring! That looks absolutely fantastic!

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  54. Wow! Truly fantastic! I have an old similar chair that I'd like to slip cover, but not ready to take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Congrats on your lovely chair! You did such an awesome job on the slip cover and you are brave too.

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  56. Oooh, la, la! I just loooove your chair! You did a fabulous job, and my very favorite part is the back! I also love your gorgeous flowers, and cute little table. What a beautiful setting! Who would've thought a thrift store chair could ever look so good?!

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  57. That is absolutly beautiful!! I love it!! I so need to learn how to do this!! Beautiful!!

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  58. wow! you did a great job! it looks like brand new.

    ~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

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  59. That is really amazing!! Thanks for the tip on the basting stitch. Even though it took some time to do, I bet it saved you time in the end and ended with a better end result!

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  60. Oh my gosh that is so gorgeous, you have given me this inspiration to start mine, i have been "researching" for months now, have my drop cloth all ready to go but too scared to start, so here goes, and i just adore the buttons, and the trim very nice!!

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  61. i found you via funky junk donna. i love the slipcover with the burlap details! i have sewn since i was 7 plus college and have wanted to tackle a slip for some time. even though it has overwhelmed me, you have encouraged me to get with it and go for it. thanks for the post!
    judi ;)

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  62. Oh my stinking goodness!!!! This is Cuutte! I'm love it, I'm inspired by it. Love the detail on the back. Love this, great job.

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  63. Oh I REALLY adore this project. It is going into my style file for sure!

    Happy 4th of July!

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  64. Wow, what a pretty chair, you did an amazing job!
    Love it!

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  65. I am so impressed! It is simply
    beautiful! I tried the same thing
    once, mine didn't come out as well,
    however, I loved it, just because
    I did it!

    Your blog is beautiful!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  66. This is such a beautiful chair now, I love it! I've been thinking of trying to slipcover my couch, but that's a BIG job for someone who has not done it before!

    Tania

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  67. this is so beautiful. you did an amazing job

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  68. What a great makeover! What view for that chair to sit in!

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  69. You did a great job! I've made slip covers, so I appreciate how much trouble it is. You made it look so easy! I would love to join you out there with that beautiful view, but where will you sit? You'll have to make another chair. :) Lisa~

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  70. All I can say is WOW...what a great before and after. You did an amazing job.

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  71. Your slipcover is FABULOUS!

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  72. Ambitious and gorgous! I love it. I reupholstered a couch years ago but it was during a class, so plenty of experienced supervision to fall back on! Your tutorial gives me some confidence to try a slip cover. Thanks!

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  73. oh wow! I've dithered long enough, I've hired out slipcover making long enough, it's time to do it myself. I have a whole collection of wing-back chairs with seasonal slipcovers... can't have too many. Thanks for the inspiration to tackle it myself.

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  74. Love this...been wanting to do the same, so I will just hold my breath and start...thanks for the inspiration,
    Janette

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  75. WOW! Adorable! But I confess, I had a bit of trouble remaining focused on your chair because of that AMAZING view you have from your lanai!

    m ^..^

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  76. This looks amazing, and that view is spectacular! I totally wish I could join you for tea!

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  77. What a transformation!! I am super impressed! :)

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  78. That is awesome! Love the white and burlap!

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  79. I am so impressed with your creativity. You did a lovely job of it.

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  80. Wow .....this chair turned out just beautiful! I can't sew a stitch (except for buttons and such), so I truly envy your talent! The burlap and buttons on the back really make this a sweet chair! And what better view could you have from it? :)

    From happy new follower!

    xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

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  81. This is absolutley fabulous! well done.

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    http://nauticalcottageblog.com

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  82. Wow! Very Impressive! I make slipcovers all the time.....they aren't easy! You should be struttin your stuff!
    Stop in and see me sometime.
    xoxo
    Diane

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  83. Well done! You make it look quite possible, so I'll save this post and give it a try.

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  84. you are certainly talented and your eye for detail made this slipcover stand head and shoulders above many that i have seen and made!!
    all the best,
    donna

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  85. Beautiful!!!! I LOVE the buttons on the back!!

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  86. Hi Nancy, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I am so in love with your slipcover, especially with that burlap detailing. It turned out so beautifully!! You are one clever lady, it is divine :) ~ Tina x

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  87. Gorgeous! I feel like lounging in it right now and enjoying the mountian view on your deck!

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  88. LOVE it!!!!What a truely professional job you did:) It is awesome. I posted about a very homely, horrible chair today too, but yours puts mine to shame. I have got to try slipcovering soon. Just became a follower of your blog. You are such an inspiration:)
    ~Debra
    Blog; Capers of the vintage vixens

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  89. I think you deserve a parade for a job so well done. I occasionally toy with the idea of tackling a slipcover and have even purchased two books of how-to's but I have yet to find the courage.

    Kudos to you for your bravery!

    Suzan

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  90. Great job. I like your steps too. I have made two slipcovers but not a wingback. That is my next try.

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  91. Beautiful! I have a chair sitting behind me that needs the same treatment but I've been putting it off because I'm intimidated. I'll be coming back to use this post for sure!

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  92. Wow amazing job! I have 4 boring and very basic dining chairs I need to slipcover and I'm terrified of them...Thanks for the knock on the head!
    Love the burlap accents and that pillow...lovely.

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  93. SO pretty! You did an amazing job!
    Thank you for linking up :)
    Hugs
    Frenchy

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  94. Oh, I'm so glad I ran across your blog and this post about the slipcover.

    I've got an old swival rocker that desperately needs a slipcover. It's so comfortable that I can't get rid of it. :0)

    I have some books on making simple covers but seeing your step by step photos has made it seem possible for me to do. I'm a sewer but never tried these before.

    Thanks for the encouragement that this gave to me. And the tip on basting with embroidery floss is wonderful!!

    Have a great day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  95. Oh my goodness.......your chair turned out so fantastic! It's just beautiful! I love the buttons up the back & love the burlap!

    The embroidery floss is a stroke of genius! I think that is the hardest part is all the pinning & then trying to sew a straight line from the pins. I am def. trying that on my next project!

    Great great job!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  96. This is SO beautiful! I JUST learned to sew and that looks pretty intimidating! It turned out amazing! See my post http://threepixielane.blogspot.com/2010/07/swedish-intent.html for a chair that I had recovered with 2 shower curtains...they were cheaper than what the company sold the fabric for by the yard!!

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  97. Thank you, thank you. Although I am sitting on the idea to make a slipcover since years(it's such an intimidating undertaking) I will start tomorrow because you inspired me. Thank you for that and do wish me luck.

    Kindest Wishes

    Heidi

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  98. Hello Nancy, WOW I did not expect an answer. Thank you so much. Yes I have been treading the "slipcover thing' BUT WITH YOUR IMAGES I will try to tackle that beast. thank you again for your kind reply

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  99. So would love to get the courage to try my hand at a slip cover! I have 2 blue plaid chairs from the "Country" days that need a new dress! You did a fabulous job!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  100. I love the way this chair looks now!!
    Good job!
    xox
    Maria

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  101. My goodness! How clever! I would never have thought of burlap piping! What a great look! Happy weekend!...Debbie

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  102. oh my goodness graciousness! you did an a.maz.ing job! your chair is stunning! i love it! i'll be featuring you!

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  103. So beautiful! The buttons are amazing! Thanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday.

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  104. That is fabulous! I love the burlap trim and the buttons, what a beautiful touch! Theresa

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  105. gosh! the chair new slipcover is amazingly beautiful!. job well done and the buttons just add charm to the chair! another thing I really like is the huge flower pot next to the chair.. soooo beautiful too!

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  106. That is fabulous. Definitely something I could not do as I don't sew. Love the burlap with the fabric too :)

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  107. This came out great! I love everything about the chair but my favorite part is that it is sitting outside. Can I come over for some iced tea?

    Have a great day!

    Lisa

    P.S. $40.00 CSNstores.com giveaway over at Popcorn, if you'd like a chance at something free!

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  108. I just so happen to have a wing back chair in my front room that I have been waiting to redo. Thank you so much for showing this, it is adorable and so my style!!!

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  109. Would you look at the comments on this adorable slip cover! It takes me three months to get this many! :)
    You don't really need mine and doubt you ever even get to read it..but just in case you do...I like it too. HOW I would love to be able to do something like that!! SO CUTE!
    Mona

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  110. You get the BLUE RIBBON of the day for this post. I love what you accomplished with this project. I am working on a slipcover for a wingback chair (started this winter) and it is halfway complete. I am inspired to get back to it after seeing your beauty. Thank you for sharing your idea about using thread rather than pins. Ouch - Love your blog - will post as a follower.

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  111. You have inspired to me to start my wing chair slipcover. How nice of you to show each detail. I love the burlap. That really sets it apart! wonderful job and thanks for sharing.
    Becky

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  112. Wow! This turned out SOOOO pretty! I mean really pretty! You did an amazing job! I just started a link party and I would LOVE it if you'd consider adding your crafts to it! I'm having flower headband giveaway as part of our first party too! http://imtopsyturvy.com/index.php/2010/07/topsy-turvy-tuesdays-1/

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  113. It's beautiful! Does the fabric store in Singapore have a website? I love how you added the buttons in the back and the two textures are gorgeous together.

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  114. Gasp! It's gorgeous! I love the great touch on the back of the chair!!! Oh, btw, I have those exact napkins on the tea table! LOL

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  115. I love the burlap details in the back! I'd love to curl up in that chair and enjoy the view from that porch. :)

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  116. Excellent, well done! I am still having trouble covering the buttons for my slipcovered chair, so it sits undone. The back of the button won't snap on with the fabric in place. Thanks for the tip, I'll try to find someone to do it for me!!
    Gee that's a pretty view from your patio - CA?
    Hope you are having a great week and would love for you to drop by sometime.
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  117. Wow you make it look so easy, it turned out just so perfect. I have always wanted to make slip covers but always thought it was too hard to even try. Thanks for posting the inspiration that you can do anything if you try.
    Amy

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  118. This is gorgeous and you did a wonderful job!! Makes me think maybe even I could make one for my old wingback chair. Thank you for showing us how you did it!!
    Blessings~

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  119. The chair cover looks great!

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  120. What a fabulous idea! It looks darling! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  121. gorgeous vista and couldn't imagine a better looking chair. You have great talent. I have 2 burgandy wing backs that I want to do it to. Great job.

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  122. I love it, you did a fabulous job! The burlap buttons and piping was a great idea! Looks like a perfect setting for a cup of tea. I know what you mean about cats and furniture! I spend so much time vacuuming my furniture and it takes longer to do the furniture than it does all the floors of my house!

    ~ Tracy

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  123. This looks so great! I need to do this to some chairs I have been saving! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  124. Hi,

    Thanks for stopping by and clarifying it. It really is beautiful work and I'm sure it was a shock to you to see it. Anyways, I hope you have a great weekend too.

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  125. This is absolutely gorgeous! I can juts imagine sitting on the deck overlooking those amazing hills where you are. Just gorgeous. Great tip about the buttons!

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  126. This is incredible- you should be very proud of yourself!!! Great tutorial as well.

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  127. Stunning! I love love love the burlap mixed with the white!

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  128. I love your finished chair. I have a similar project to get going on and I am inspired to get going on it. I hope I will be able to post my finished project soon. I love the burlap touches, it makes it!

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  129. You have inspired me and scared me all at once. I have a wing chair that my mom gave to me a long time ago..I have always wanted to make a slip cover for it, but my sewing skills ..who am I kidding, I don't have sewing skills. Anywho...I love love love what you've done! Your chair is lovely.

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  130. This is gorgeous... and you made it yourself! Wow... wish I could only do something as beautiful... anyway, although I don't see our link here, you linked to our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday", so I just want to thank you for bringing my readers here and enjoy your lovely home.....

    cielo

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  131. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  132. Adorable! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  133. That looks absolutely beautiful, simple and elegant. You did a wonderful job!
    I am a new follower from Welcome Wednesday, so glad to have found your blog. Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Eloise
    Mommy2TwoGirls
    http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

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  134. New Follower from Welcome Wednesday, and I love your blog!
    http://www.hootiebee.blogspot.com

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  135. Ok, you did such a wonderful job, i have only made two slipcovers for simple dining chairs- and attemped a plush rocker- (but not go)
    What is basting, never heard of that.
    A New Follower ILL be back , I have to say your quite inspiring..
    Karryann

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  136. Wonderful! thanks so much for visiting Craft Schooling Sunday and sharing the tutorial! Hope to see you again soon, but if I were you I'd just stay glued to that chair and forget about the computer! all the best!

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  137. Wow- great post. Love the slipcover, I am truly impressed! Thanks for sharing.
    Great Job!!
    Jeanette

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  138. May I ask, did you remove the basting before stitching to add the cording? Or did you baste together with the cording in place?
    Thanks...

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  139. This is beautiful. I love the details, the burlap the skirt. What a wonderful job you have done. I am proud of you and don't even know you.

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  140. Great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome!
    http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled8

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  141. i need to make a slip cover for a chair and this was so inspiring! i wish you could come to my house & help me...this will be my very first time trying my hand at such a project. Thanks for all the tips!

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  142. Very nice! I'm so intimidated by that much sewing! Looks beautiful tho. :)

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  143. Thank you so much for linking up to www.thetshirtdiaries.com. I am having a Stash-Busting September party. Check the blog for details soon...

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  144. Saw this on funky junk, great project. You make it sound easy, but I know it was hard.

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  145. ohhh, how I want to do this to my love seat! I hope to do it, but I'm not sure I have the patience. Seems like a lot of extra work to do the basting, but I can see how it would make sewing it easier. Great job! thanks for a fabulous tutorial!
    gail

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  146. Sooo charming!! LOVE it! Great job!!!! :)

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  147. You did an unbelievable job on this chair...WOW look at all the comments on this one...congrats!!

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  148. i'm saving this post, so that when i actually get around to DOING something about the twin chairs i've got, i'll have a reference. thanks so much. (i came from funky junk interiors.)

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  149. Thanks for sharing. I just got a free wingback chair from a neighbor but am too scared to try and reupholster it! A slipcover would be perfect.

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  150. I just yesterday finished reuphostering a wing chair for my daughter. She picked white and blue stripes, and a patterned back and cushion. Baby #1 is due soon, and she wanted it for the baby's room. I am proud of my accomplishment in the short time I had to do it, but if I had found your site a week ago, I would probably have gone that route instead. To me, it looks just as difficult to do, but you have the advantage of making sure ahead of time that both armrests are exactly the same, the taughtness isn't as necessary, and there is the advantage of easier removal for cleaning. The staples do not stay in as well as I would like, and I had to hammer each one in, or remove it and try again. If she needs another chair done, in pink maybe, I will probably take your lead and cover it. Thanks for the idea, you did a great job!!!!

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  151. I just shared the first three slipcovers I ever made. You are right that you have to jump right in. Your chair came out fantastic! I love the burlap welt and button detail. So clever and stylish.

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  152. I love love love this! I cannot describe how I feel about the back, and then to make me love it more, you took that gorgeous outside shot!

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  153. Ahhh.... Great job! I'm slipping a wing chair too. It's on my list of to-do's.... I'm inspired. :-)

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  154. That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  155. Really amazing! Thanks for stopping by and I REALLY need to learn how to sew. Just seems like such a daunting hurtle at the moment:) Also I love that burlap bag! So cute. Do you sell them on Etsy?

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  156. OMGoodness, this is fabulous !!!
    It is so high end looking,
    great job.
    I want one.

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  157. Oh my goodness....it is perfect!!! LOVE It!

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  158. I love it. I have 4 chairs that I need to do--want to come over and have a chair recovering party?

    I am visiting from the CSI project. I am numbers 86,87,88, and 89.

    Cheri from www.itssoverycheri.com and www.thediyclub.com

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  159. I have been checking out a few of your article stories and I must say pretty clever stuff. I will definitely bookmark your blog. Thank you very much.

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  160. I just book marked your blog on Digg and StumbleUpon.I enjoy reading your posting. thank you very much.

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  161. I keep listening to the news about getting online furniture so I have been looking around for the best site to get it all.

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  162. This is gorgeous!! I'd love for you to link up to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-year-blogaversary-and-new-linky.html

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  163. I'm so glad that you posted this great tutorial again! You made this project look so stinkin' easy, girl! Was it, really? lol! I pinned it for future reference in case I get really daring and try to do it myself someday. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  164. I love this look!!! I've longed for a look like this ever since seeing it in an old episode on HGTV (like in the late 80's!) I think it was Kitty Bartholemeu or something like that. Anyway, I love your transformation and have been inspired to just maybe try this on my own! Thanks for sharing!

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  165. I loooove the burlap piping and covered buttons! I'm going to make a duvet out of osnaburg and I think burlap piping and covered buttons would be the perfect accent. Any advice on making burlap piping? It seems like a not fun part of the project...

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  166. YOu did a fantastic job! Love it!
    Erin ~The Lemonista

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  167. your article is contain off interesting information. nice job.
    chair covers

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