Creating a chair cover for an old chair, without sewing a single thread is so cheap and easy nowadays. You can design stylish chair covers using interesting, low-cost fabric such as canvas, or repurpose clothes or drapes.

You can refurbish an old chair using reasonable fabrics or remnants, and it can save money also. As it is a no-sew project, you can quickly change out the look of a room for the season or a holiday.

 

 

DIY Chair Covers Without Sewing

Items needed

  • One piece of a table cloth or linen fabric.
  • One piece of ribbon
  • Four safety pins

 

Step 1: Fit Linen fabric or table cloth on the chair.

How to make chair covers
Chair Covers

 

Step 2: Take the two ends of the cloth from the back of the chair and tie a bow.

 

Step 3: Pass the ribbon through the bow and proceed to tie the ribbon into a second bow. The ribbon is used as decoration for the back of the chair.

Tie Ribbon
Tie Ribbon

 

Step 4: Close the opening in the back of the chair using two safety pins.

 

Step 5: Holding each side together connect with a safety pin. The 1 safety pin should be placed at the top and the 2nd at the bottom.

Holding each side together
Holding Each Side Together

 

Step 6: Finally, use the remaining safety pins to connect the cloth to the sides of the chair cushion and the chair will look like as following.

Give your chair cushion a new look

 

Before:

Chair Fashion
Chair Fashion Before

 

After:

Chair Fashion
Chair Fashion After

Necessary Equipment

 

Step 1: Unscrew the cushion from the bottom to recover the base.

 

Step 2: Place the base cushion in the fabric as seen in the picture.

Place the base cushion
Place the Base Cushion

 

Step 3: Now fold one side of the fabric and staple it with the cushion and do the same thing with the opposite side.

 

Step 4: When folding down the third side of the cushion, fold the edges down first and staple them in a trapezoid shape.

Folding Down Side of-Cushion
Folding Down Side of Cushion

 

Step 5: Now staple the trapezoid-shaped fabric with the cushion.

Staple the Trapezoid Shaped Fabric
Staple the Trapezoid Shaped Fabric

 

Step 6: Do the same thing with the opposite side.

Staple the Trapezoid Shaped Fabric

 

Step 7: Cut off the extra fabric and attach the recovered cushion with the chair.

No-sew Boho Upholstered Chair

Here you will need:

  • Embroidered Suzani fabric
  • Trim
  • Fabric Glue
  • Heavy cotton
  • pencil &
  • pins

Let’s make this.

 

Step 1: Pin-pressed fabric to the front arm panel.

 

Step 2: Outline the shape inside of the piping and label the pattern and remove the fabric.

Remove the Fabric
Remove the Fabric

 

Step 3: Repeat on the other side.

Remove the Fabric
Remove the Fabric

 

Step 4: Pin fabric to the seat and base(tuck in the edges).

 

Step 5: Outline all of the edges and seams and label the pattern.

 

Step 6: Repeat on the chair back.

Label the Pattern
Label the Pattern

 

Step 7: Pin fabric over the arm and side, outline, and label.

 

Step 8: Cut out the patterns and pin them back on the chair.

Cutting out patterns
Cutting Out Patterns

 

Step 9: Trim as needed so the patterns fit precisely.

Trimming and Fit the Patterns
Trimming and Fit the Patterns

 

Step 10: Continue cutting and pinning to create a perfect fit and leave an extra 2” on the base of each pattern to be folded under the chair.

 

Step 11: Place and pin the patterns on the fabric before you cut.

 

Step 12: Place the patterns for the overall chair design. Chair arms and sides should mirror each other.

Overall Chair Design
Overall Chair Design

 

Step 13: Only cut when everything is pinned. Make sure your fabric pattern fits perfectly before you cut it in the real fabric.

 

Step 14: Now pin a front arm panel in place. Glue one section at a time with fabric glue and glue each piece to the chair using the same process.

 

Step 15: Place extra pins around the edges and squeeze extra fabric glue in the creases where the cushions meet.

Placing Extra Pins
Placing Extra Pins

 

Step 16: Unscrew the feet. Glue the extra fabric under the chair. Remove the pins when the glue is dry.

Unscrew the Feet
Unscrew the Feet

 

Step 17: Glue decorative cord along the piping to cover raw edges. Pin in place until dry.

 Glue Decorative Cord
Glue Decorative Cord

 

Step 18: Add fringe around the base of the chair and pin until dry.

Add Fringe
Adding Fringe

 

The chair will look as follows.

Chair Final Look
Chair’s Final Look

Leather, Vinyl, or smooth fabric chair cover:

Required Materials:

  • Fabric
  • Americana decoupage for fabric
  • Americana decor satin enamels
  • Masking tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Leather, vinyl, or fabric chair

Let’s make these.

 

Step 1: Use a large cotton floral fabric or any other pattern fabric and then cut out the flowers and leaves.

large cotton floral fabric
Large Cotton Floral Fabric

 

Step 2: Tape around the legs to protect the chair.

Tape Around the Legs
Tape Around the Legs

 

Step 3: Choose an Americana Decor Satin Enamel that matches your fabric. It’s perfect for home decor projects.

Americana Decor Satin Enamel
Americana Decor Satin Enamel

 

Step 4: Remove the tape when the paint is dry.

 

Step 5: Figure out your pattern placement.

Pattern Placement
Pattern Placement

 

Step 6: Apply the cutouts with Americana Fabric Decoupage. Decoupage in one section at a time.

Apply the cutouts with Americana Fabric Decoupage
Apply the Cutouts With Americana Fabric Decoupage

 

Step 7: Cutting slits in the fabric allows you to easily decoupage around curves and corners. Trim evenly along the edges. Seal everything with a thick layer of decoupage.

Cutting Slits
Cutting Slits

 

Step 8: Make sure to use several coats of the Americana decoupage for fabric and let it dry thoroughly before you use your chairs.

Wedding Chair Cover

Material Needed:

  • A rectangular shape big White satin pillowcase.
  • Plate
  • Chiffon fabric
  • Drawing Pencil
  • Hair clip
  • Fabric flower
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

 

Step 1: Draw around the plate over the chiffon fabric. Cut out the circle through scissors. Cut the circle into ruffles.

 

Step 2: Repeat step 1 to make 9 more.

Draw Around Plate over the Chiffon Fabric

 

Step 3: Stick ruffles to hairclip one by one. Glue fabric flower to the back of the hair clip.

 

Step 4: Center satin fabric on the chair. Depending on the height of the chair you’ll need to adjust them toward the front so that the length of the chair cover in the back meets the surface of the floor.

Center Satin Fabric
Center Satin Fabric

 

Step 5: Then you’ll notice that you have two wings on each side of the chair cover. Grab them and attach the hair clip to the knot.

How to tie a Universal Self Tie chair cover:

It can be used in most standard high chairs with no arms. It resembles just a large pillowcase.

 

 

Step 1: Position yourself behind your chair. Hold the top two corners and drape the cover over the full chair.

Position Behind the Chair
Position Behind the Chair

 

Step 2: Keep the cover center and make sure all sides of your chair are covered to the floor.

Covering the Chair
Covering the Chair

 

Step 3: Hold the top two corners pullback towards the lower part of the back arrest, tie a double knot, first up and down, and then left to right for the perfect fit.

 

Step 4: Keep your knot as low as possible since the fabric will pull itself up as you are tying the knot and tuck the end. Check all sides of your chair to make any adjustments necessary.

Adjustment of All Sides
Adjustment of All Sides

 

Step 5: To add a little extra you may use large rhinestone drape clips.

NO SEW CHAIR BACK COVER

Materials needed:

  • Fabric
  • Ribbon to coordinate with the fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • Iron
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins

 

Step 1: Measure the back width of the chair and the back height of the chair with measuring tape. Cut your fabric according to the size of the chair. Keep in mind that washing fabric before cutting so shrinkage will occur before you cut.

Measurement of the Back Width
Measurement of the Back Width

 

Step 2: For the edges, fold over all sides of each cover, half an inch, and press iron. Fold over all sides half an inch again and press iron.

Folding Overall Sides
Folding Overall Sides

 

Step 3: You will need four ribbons, two on each side – front and back.  Decide where on your chair you want the ribbons to tie. Mark position with a straight pin.  Cut each ribbon into twelve inches.

 

Step 4: First, remove the pin for one ribbon tie placement.  Apply fabric glue under and on top of one end of the ribbon. Attach the end of the ribbon under the fold.

 

Step 5: Now, fold the ribbon over the fabric. Apply glue in the fabric and press with fingers to adhere. Repeat the step for each tie. Let them dry.

Folding the Ribbon over the Fabric
Folding the Ribbon over the Fabric

 

Step 6: When each ribbon is tied in place, run a line of glue under the rest of the fold all around the cover. Press with your fingers to attach the fabric to glue. Repeat on all sides.

Tied Each Ribbon
Tied Each Ribbon
Tied Each Ribbon
Tied Each Ribbon

 

After completely dry, put the cover over the chair and tie it on. When the cover is finished and tied on, it will look like the illustration below.

Final Look
Final Look

Conclusion:

Without stitching, making a chair cover is not difficult at all. The materials which are needed for this, are so available, sometimes they can be found in our home, and also they are not expensive at all.

These methods are so easy to install that you can provide your old chairs with a new look very easily. These no-sew covers can not only save your chairs from dust and dirt but also give your room a fashionable environment.

 

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