We have been doing some Spring cleaning around the house and I had a bright idea! Even though this post isn’t about word art or digi-scrapping, I think it is worth sharing with you.
My office chair had worn armrests and a drab tan color, so it really needed sprucing up. My idea was to cover it with as little work as possible. Buying a new chair was out of the question. (This one is SO comfortable!) Chair covers I looked at cost a fortune. I came up with a simple, low cost, custom alternative.
- durable fabric that doesn’t ravel (I used a polyester fleece throw –unused Christmas gift)
- strong thread/string for gathering (nylon fishing line is ideal)
- a little bit of time
- & that’s all!
Here’s how I did it;
Measure and cut out the fabric for the seat, back & arms. (allowing extra to wrap around - I added 4 inches to the width & length)
Do a simple basting stitch 1/4 – 1/2 inch from the cut edge (leave a tail when you begin, to pull & gather)
Place it on the chair and tie the two string ends, gathering the fabric snugly. Tie a sturdy knot.
Repeat for each section … stand back and admire your work.
This technique is so easy, you’ll want to redecorate often! :)