Easy Office Chair Cover

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.


I needed;

  • 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 photo shows the general baste stitch idea (nylon string will look neater) 


This technique is so easy, you’ll want to redecorate often!  :)



xashee's corner March 19, 2011 at 4:41 PM  

GENIUS! simple and looks so soft & comfy!! thanks for sharing such a GREAT idea! Have a WONDERFUL weekend! :)

Ann March 20, 2011 at 4:56 AM  

Looks great Vickie. You now have a one of a kind decorator chair. I'll keep this in mind

digiVickie March 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM  

xashee's corner, glad you like it! :D

Ann, I'm enjoying it ... & it's so easy!

Aeron Chair September 2, 2011 at 12:58 AM  

Looks great Vickie. You now have a one of a kind decorator chair. I'll keep this in mind..
Thanks for sharing with us.

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