I bought this marvelous new desk chair from the Pottery Barn on MEGA sale last month.
It's upholstered in linen with a nailhead trim.... see?
I really do love it. As it goes in homes with small children - anything mommy or daddy loves - the kids usually love too... especially with peanut buttery fingers or drippy popsicles this time of year.
In order to protect my new investment I decided to purchase some cotton twill fabric and try my hand at sewing together a loose fitting slipcover for it.
SO on Saturday - I gave it the old college try. But, be warned... sewing - it's just not my gift. I want to be good at it - but sadly - no.
I washed my fabric first so it wouldn't shrink later.... I did this weeks ago. (been sitting on this praying that the kids didn't ruin the chair with a rogue pen or something until I had the time)
Anyway - step one was to basically just start pinning and cutting out the framework for the slipcover...
I wanted the rough fringed edge to be exposed around the bottom of the chair - so I cut my fabric accordingly.
Really the entire process was more like one big guess. I would pin some - and then go sew it. Come back - pin on some more - then go sew that bit.... and on and on it went.
I thought I was pretty bad a$$ that it was sorta fitting all around - and that I tucked the corners up at the front of the seat and all that. I figured it was the same idea as wrapping a package... so I went with it.
Nothing to lose right?
It was looking pretty good until I finished and turned it right side out. Then it all looked a little wonky.
Usable - but wonky.
Again - I'm pleased that there aren't large gaping holes in between some of the seams - but the fit could be a bit better in some spots. In any case - it's a suitable shield for all the tiny grimy fingers on those who call my "office" their playroom.