Monday, December 10, 2012

White Ruffled Chair Slipcovers ~ made by me!

Happy Monday to all my friends out in blogland! Here in Michigan we finally got our first official significant snow over the weekend. I'm not too happy about it, because I am not much of a snow lover, lol. I like having snow for Christmas day, but that is it.

Today I wanted to share with you what I did/created over the weekend. I've been wanting some slipcovers for my dining room chairs, and I have been so loving the ones that Janet Coon makes over at Shabbyfufu, that I got inspired to try my hand at making something similar to them. I found the perfect soft white cotton sheet & pillowcases at Goodwill, and a few days ago found not 1 but 2 flowing ruffly tiered white skirts also at Goodwill, that I knew would be PERFECT for the bottoms of the slipcovers.

Now, this was my first time EVER trying to make chair slipcovers, and wasn't quite sure how they would turn out....I have to say, I am rather pleased with the results. I simply cut and pinned everything into place with the materials on the chairs (inside out), of course, and went straight to my sewing machine, and began sewing it all together. Then turned them right-side out, and placed them onto the chairs, and tah-dah! They actually fit !! I was beyond relieved...and so happy!

So today, I put together a little vignette with the completed slipcovers....








For both of the slipcovers, I added a sweet little pleated ruffle to the top, which I think makes a nice finishing touch.


I still have 2 more chairs that need slipcovers made for them, so I am on the hunt for 2 more flirty white skirts to use....I don't come by them all that often, and I have to make sure that they are nice a wide & full, in order for them to work. I found a ruffled layered one a while back, but it's not full enough to work...so disappointed because it would make for a fabulous slipcover. Perhaps one day I will find a smaller, narrower chair that would work for it :)

Thanks so much for stopping by...LOVE having you visit!!!

Linking up with Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday. Be sure to stop by and see all the others who are joing in!

Until next time sweet friends!!





13 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a wonderful awesome job you did making these..Love them..love your whole blog been following for awhile now..Hope you have a great day..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Tracie Dean said...

Great job. Hard to believe it was your first.

Love the way you set the table.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your slip covers are beautiful! What a good idea. I never find slips like that--I guess I will have to keep my eye out more. Your dining area is gorgeous!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Your slipcovers are darling... you did a wonderful job on them. I notice your bringing out more whites and I"m loving it!

Sweet HUgs~

Rebecca said...

Fabulous my talented friend. LOVE THEM! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE them. So romantic and fooshy! :)

xoRebecca

Deborah Willhoite said...

I love your slipcovers! You need to come to my house, I need some! Have wanted to try to do that but am scared lol! Your home is just lovely too! I love it all!

Debi
Hugs!

Mary Ellen said...

I have been so wanting to make some pretty slipcovers like yours for my chairs! ARe you planning on showing us how you made these - I would be so interested in a tute!

The setting is so very lovely! Would love to sit and have a cup of tea and visit with you at this lovely table!

bee blessed
mary

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous room and your pretty slip covers at Shabbilicious Friday Brenda. You are featured today.
Merry Christmas,
Kerryanne

kelly said...

They are lovely. If I could make them I would cover some really old chairs. I have always wanted to cover these chairs .

Kelly

Nancy Carr said...

Just found your wonderful blog and signed up. Also following you on fb and ebay. Happy Holidays!

Bella said...

Hi Brenda,
You always do loving sewing work, and these are darling!! The little ruffled top like the icing on the cake:-)
Merry Christmas:-)
Hugs,
Bella

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

So happy to discover you ! Love shabby, love cats, love roses, so the perfect blog for me ! I'm pleased to be your newest French follower (LE CHEMIN DU BONHEUR) and to discover your new posts !
xoxo from PARIS
Joëlle

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Brenda,
Absolutely beautiful!!

Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Hugs,
Debbie

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