Production of covers on the chairs with their own hands

Case for the chair can solve several problems at the same time: refresh the interior, protect the chair from pollution or, on the contrary, cover the scope or other flaws. You can purchase a ready-made option, but it is not suiced, and the model will have to choose a long time. Therefore, so popular manufacturing covers on the chairs with your own hands.


The choice of material will depend on many factors. Covers on chairs can be of different purposes. You can sew them only for holidays and put on the furniture before the arrival of guests. Covers for every day will be different from festive and color, and on the style.

In addition, the role itself plays. If a chair is in the nursery, you can choose a bright coloring fabric, for the living room of the classic design it is worth choosing bright and noble shades, for kitchens in the court of country or provence matter in a cage or flower.

Regardless of coloring, the fabric for covers should be:

  • Sturdy and resistant to wear (covers will have to withstand a large load).
  • Do not shift on cuts, because from constant friction, even the processed seams in such fabrics will sprawle.
  • Easy in caring, not absorbing pollution.
  • Good ironing.
  • Minimally collecting dust (for this reason Wool and velvety tissues like synthetic velvet, velor) are not suitable for covers.

These requirements are most compliant:

  • Cotton fabrics: satin, sarza, denim, just a dense cotton fabric.
  • Tight silky fabrics: satin, brocade, silk gabardine.
  • Flax – smooth canvas or rude weaving tissue.
  • Biflex fabrics – canvases, stretching equally both by the equity and vigorous thread.
  • Furniture fabrics – Flock, Microfiber and others.



Each of these materials has its own characteristics.

Cotton options are inexpensive, however, they absorb pollution and quickly fade. Cotton cover can be sewed on a children’s or school chair – it will be a short-dealing option, but the skin of the child will breathe, and sweat – so.

Denim Covers will create an unusual accent in the interior – such products will fit to country interiors, loft spaces and others.

Silky to the touch, brilliant fabrics are better to put on the front covers. They are quite slippery, and sit on them every day will not be too comfortable. At the same time, covers from these materials are quite strong. These fabrics are perfectly draped, forming heavy and beautiful folds, bows.

Linen Options are durable and convenient to the fact that Len has the ability to self-cleaning. Stains are not linked into such a fabric, so linen products “live” longer. Unbleached rough flax suitable for kitchens or living rooms in rustic or ecosels. In this case, the material will look expensive. Len more fine work, original painted, suitable for living room in classic style.

Materials Biflex good because the case of them can be accurately “put” on the chair. Due to its high extension they take any form. It is from such materials that are made ready-made universal covers that are suitable for different models of chairs and chairs. They look less presentable than variants from natural fabrics. But they are durable, do not impenet and easily erase.

Furniture fabrics Complex in the sewing and plotting. To work with them, you will need a reliable sewing machine, thick threads and an appropriate needle. They usually they are short and not draped, but but such a cover will look like a full-fledged upholstery of the chair. In the care of these materials are convenient because they need cleaning, not washing. They can be brushed directly on the chair – they can withstand quite a lot of such operations.

The fabric must match the chair. Furniture fabrics are best suited for soft chairs, which are already upholstered with leather or cloth and have some volume. Dear silk or linen materials do not need to use cheap plastic chairs and stools for upholstery. Such furniture is best to see a modest cotton cloth.

Calculations and measurements

Regardless of which model of the cover you will prefer to sew, you will need to measure and write:

  • backrest length;
  • backrest width;
  • seat length;
  • seat width;
  • length from the floor to the floor, if you want to completely close the legs;
  • length from the seat down as much as you want.

If it is necessary that the legs are completely closed, for example, Ryushch, then it is necessary to calculate its length like this: in the finished form, the case must not reach the floor at least 1 cm. It is necessary that the chair is convenient to move, and the lower edge of the cover has not been dirty and did not damage.

It is necessary to take into account when calculating and additional details, such as ties, bows, pockets.

Calculate the flow rate of fabrics, taking into account the parts to be posted on the equity line. That is, the parts must be laid down in parallel to the equity thread (the main sign of the share thread – the edge that always goes on the equity).

If at the bottom of the case is planned to make a mouth, it is necessary to calculate its width. Shallow folds will turn out when calculating 1: 1.5, when to the width of Ryushki in finished form you need to add half. For example, in the finished form, the width of Ryushi will be 70 cm, it means to lay light folds, it is necessary to cut the part from the calculation of 70 cm + 35 cm = 105 cm.

There are proportions of folds 1: 2 (in our example it will be 70 + 70), 1: 2.5 (70 + 105), 1: 3 (70 + 140) cm and so on. The most frequent and dense folds are obtained when laying 1: 4.

Usually covers for furniture sew from several layers of fabric. That is, only the main – external – material will not be enough. We will definitely need gasket materials (syntheps, foam rubber), and lining material.

Building pattern

Covers on chairs are suitable, and there are separate. One-piece model closes all the seat and the whole back, while the parts of the back and the seat are sewn. Separate option is a back and soft seat cover with a skirt (Ryush) of any length. In principle, the details of the cut for the other option will be the same, with the only difference whether they will be sewn.

For a separate case, you need to carve out the vertex and seats. On paper you need to build a detail, in the form of an identical form of a chair backing – it can be a rectangle or a rectangle with a rounded riding. In size it should be exactly like a back.

Such a part with the allowances on the seams should be carved from the main fabric, laying material (syntheneu) and lining.

For seating on paper, a detail is built, identical to the chair of the chair – square, round, trapezoidal. With allowances she lies from the main, gasket and lining materials.

Ryushka is cut out as a simple rectangle you need the length (taking into account the allowance). In the width in the finished form, it should be equal to the sum of the three sides of the seat (in front, on the left and right). When building a pattern, it is necessary to lay material on the folds according to the formula described above.

For one-piece models, the details of the back and seats are outraged, only the front of the back and the rear will be different in length, t. To. The front will shifted with the seat, and the rear – just hang down the book. For festive options with bows behind, the triangular shape beliefs will cover, which will be covered in the side seams.

For those who are completely not familiar with the construction of paintings on paper, there is a lifehak – a lifelong technique. It is necessary to attach a chair “case” from newspapers and scotch. Then – cut to the details. The resulting pieces will be patterns without taking into account points on the seams.

Cutting and sewing

An important stage before revealing – decatting the fabric. This operation is needed to prevent shrinkage of the canvas after washing. If you use a cotton, denim or linen fabric, which after washing is running out, be sure to draw it.

This is done like this:

  • wet a one-piece cut of tissue with water;
  • Dry naturally and swallow the warm iron.

Thus, it will have to cut the details from the already “sorted” fabric, which means an additional shrinkage of the future cover does not threaten.

Patterns need to be decomposed on the fabric on the equity thread. Such a layout is always less economical, but it is necessary to do this, because the detail burned down in the course of sewing.

Be sure to take into account the direction of the picture on the fabric!

If this is a horizontal band, then all parts must be carved so that the bands are horizontal. If, for example, flowers are depicted on the material, then all the details must be carved so that the stems “watched” down and so on.

Cutting is made taking into account the allowances for the seams. On the side and top of the back, you need to make wide allowances – 5-8 cm. It is necessary so that the cover passed through the thickness of the chair. On all other seams, it is enough to make an allowance 1.5 cm, and at the bottom edge – 3 cm.

Experienced masters advise first sew case from inexpensive fabric – old sheets or duvette. So it will be possible to see all the difficult places in advance and adjust them.

The technology of sewing in each case is individual, but in general the sequence is as follows:

  • First you need to add the main and lining material to the insoluble sides, having routed it with syntheps, if it is scheduled. Details can be carefully combined on the edge of hand stitches or machine stitch so that they do not shift. Then – folded the details of the back of the front sides to each other and become the usual line, leaving 1.5 cm from the edge. Sing it is desirable to handle the screen “through the edge”, overlock or zigzag lines. If the tissue is synthetic and strongly sat down, its edges can be accurately burned with a lighter.
  • If in the side seams of the back of the cover are strips, they need to be made in advance. Details are folded by the front parties to each other, stepping and turning. It is necessary to try to try stronger so that their edges are neat. Next, the strings are embedded in the side seams of the backrest and stepping with it one seam.
  • Then the skirt is made. It is rebounded, overlook or zigzag is processed by lower cut, the allowance of 3 cm is rooting inside and fixed by machine line. For elegant options from gentle tissues, you can not sew the bottom on the typewriter, but to consolidate this edge of the adhesive “cowkin”, which is glued with the Iron. The folds are laid on the skirt according to the proportion, they are fixed from above manual stitching.

You can simply pave the hand stitches along the whole mouthwow, and then – to settle her, pulling the thread on both sides. The main thing is that in length it corresponds to the sum of the three sides of the seat to which it will be sewn.

  • Next fasten the main part and seats laying. Then face to face the parts of the main fabric and the seat lined. There is an invested skirt cut to a slice. Seams need to be made by pins and strain from three sides (left, right and front). Through the remaining non-sewn cut the detail.
  • To be leafed with each other details of the back and seats, stack and process seam.

If the skirt has a cover long, it is advisable not to sew it in the seam on the seat, but gently sew to the finished cover from above.

Features of the children’s model

Case on a children’s chair is best done from dense cotton materials. The fabric will skip air and easy to wear. At the same time, it will not be sorry to change the case when it comes into disrepair.

On the chair for feeding for kids, you can choose water-repellent synthetic fabrics that will be easy to wash. Because every chair has its own design, then you can build a pattern, only circulating on paper old case. Carefully consider in which places on the finished case there are seams – some of them can not do, but in those places where the case is bent, the pattern will need to cut and add an allowance for the seams.

The sewing process will be approximately as follows:

  • Cray on the edge of the main fabric with laying.
  • Finding face to face with lining.
  • Start to the edge, leaving an unimpressed 20-25 cm on the side for turning.
  • Remove the case, straighten it, to expose the edges inside and sunmose or manually.
  • Be sure to notice where the covers for seat belts will be. In these places you need to cut holes and spend them manually either on a typewriter using the “Cozy loop” function.

For the decor in the side seam of the Cover of the Children’s chair often, Kant or Ribbon are sewn.

Additional finish

Covers on chairs are usually finished by ruffles, bows, ribbons. You can use Cant, soutout, lace. To kitchen covers, it is advisable to sew pockets for napkins or other trifles.

For children’s chairs, you can use thermoapplications.

Very nice on any covers watch covered buttons. To do this, take buttons “on the leg” and tighten it with pieces of the main fabric cover. There are special buttons “under the crap”, which breaks up the upper part – the fabric can simply hold between the details of the buttons. Tights of buttons always make in the atelier.

Examples and options

An example of how a bright fabric can create a miracle. Simple bar stool “dressed” into the easiest case sent from bright texture fabric. Perfect option for ethno-interiors.

The old armchair can also be updated by creating a cover for him. Especially good, such chairs look in country houses and in the country. The shape of the cover repeats the form of the back, seats and armrests. Skirt comes almost to the floor.

A simple and attractive version of covers for every day – the seat is made on an elastic band. Such a model of the cover tightly covers the chair and will not slide.

Cozy interior case in the Hyugge spirit can be associated! The knitted case is not too practical, but it is convenient because knitted tightly well stretches. In this option, a long canvas is connected as a scarf. From above on the back, the item bent and stitched on the sides, and on the seat is simply repaired.

How to sew separate covers on the chairs, see the following video.

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