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« on: September 17, 2007 09:47:17 AM »

Has anyone ever made their own chair covers before? I need to try to find a way to cover (or at least dress up) basic, metal folding chairs (well, they have a little cushioning on the seat and back).

Example of the type of chair I need to cover: http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?level=SK&id=649724&Ntt=Folding%20Chairs&An=text

I was going for a no-sew approach... but any and all ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007 09:54:46 AM »

I think the usual way is to use newspapers to make a pattern, you just sort of tape them up there till its the right size. 

I don't know how you can do a non sewing one with that sort of chair... maybe glue.  But I'm thinking a slip cover that you could remove and wash would be better.  Just my 2 cents.  Hopefully somebody else with experience will reply with more helpful advice!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007 04:14:15 PM »

In my opinion, that type of folding chair is one of the more 'elegant' types there is, I would just go with maybe tying some tulle or ribbon onto the back of it & maybe add a few flowers....all in your wedding colors of course.

Sometimes simple is the best way.

« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007 04:30:01 PM »

I think that type of chair looks really nice with a piece of tulle wrapped around and tied into a bow in back.  That would also be simple and cheap.

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007 08:52:45 PM »

I went to a wedding a while ago that had really pretty chair covers. I'm not sure how they did it but here's a picture.

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