Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dropcloth Chair Slips

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Since I put the white chair slips for our dining chairs away last month, I decided to make a set out of drop cloth.  I found this drop cloth at Lowe’s and it looked softer than the regular drop cloth, even in the package. After a wash it was feeling even softer.  I measured out a seat on the drop cloth and cut it, then used that as a template for the other three.

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I cut along the long side {4 1/2 inches wide and the length of the drop cloth} to make my ruffle, sewing two lengths together and sewed it on the seat piece.  You can see in the background of this picture the fabric that these chairs came with.

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I was able to make all four in an afternoon. 

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Now I just need to make ties for them and I have enough drop cloth left over to easily do that.  The color of the drop cloth is that oatmeal color so it is more fitting for the colder months.  Then, come Spring/Summer, I will bring out the white ones again.

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I feel like I actually accomplished something on a dreary and cold afternoon.

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28 comments:

BECKY said...

Hey Kathy! I just love these! They look great! You certainly did accomplish something in your afternoon!! If they were in my home, the oatmeal would be year round...just so warm and inviting.

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Becky

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Wow! They turned out great Kathy!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Great job, Kathy! They are beautiful! xo, Julia

Debra Oliver said...

great job, Kathy, these are wonderful, love that table too!!

Anita said...

Those are lovely Kathy and I love that you pleated the ruffles!! I recently made some slips for my counter chairs from drop cloth fabric and I found it was softer and a better color than normal also.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

These are so pretty, Kathy! I'm looking to make 6 of these for the dining chairs in a house that I'm working on. Yours look great!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Your slipcovers look great, Kathy. I love your table and chairs.

Jamie said...

You're so talented, Kathy! Still wish I could sew, still haven't learned...I love the ruffles on the slip covers. ~ Jamie

missy said...

Only you would think of something like that..Very cute..great idea..

NanaDiana said...

Those look great, Kathy. I really like the oatmeal color of these for the Fall/Winter- xo Diana

Cynthia said...

Oh Kathy, to be able to sew, sigh. These are gorgeous!! I wished I listened to my mother when I was young and let her teach me to sew. She was very talented and could basically make anything. Now that she is gone I really have that regret.

Cynthia

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a fabulous idea, Kathy! I love these! Your projects are always so wonderful! I think these are adorable!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Gorgeous! I bought some drop cloths at Lowe's when I was going to paint them for LR curtains and noticed they had changed the vendor. I think these are thinner and softer. Much nicer to work with!

Celestina Marie said...

Kathy these are fabulous. Love the oatmeal color. You are so talented. It is amazing what one can do with drop cloth fabric.
Your home is gorgeous!
Hugs

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love em! They look so comfortable.

Faye Rainbolt said...

I love these Kathy, You did a great job. I wish you could do mine, but you make it sound easy so maybe I'll tackle it.
Thanks, Faye
@ theshabbycottagehome.blogspot.com
My link just goes to google so I thought I would add my blog.
Thanks,

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Four in one afternoon? Way to go! They look lovely. I love drop cloth for sewing projects because it is both affordable and a lovely subtle texture.

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I love your drop cloth chair covers. Adding the ruffle makes them really cute. Perfect for a winter look.

hugs
Sissie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Great job, they look wonderful.
Daphne Nicole

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I so want to make theses for our dining room! I even bought the dropcloth, but I'm such a lousy sewer that I've put it off. The floral fabric on the chairs was really quite lovely when we reupholstered them ourselves, but it was a number of years ago and I'm so tired of them now! Looks like I'm going to have to muster up the courage to just dive right in! Yours look fabulous, I'm jealous of your talent:)

Junkchiccottage said...

Kathy I just love these how pretty. I love your new blog heading and layout. So amazing.
Kris

Melinda Hartzog said...

Great job, Kathy! They look wonderful...you make me wish I could sew!

Susan Clayton said...

Great idea. I have used them out side as a table cover when setting up a vignette but never would have thought of this. They look great! I'm always amazed at the potential you see in things.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE them...great job Kathy!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love these! A very spooktacular and Happy Halloween to you and yours!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love these!

lynn said...

your cute chairs look lovely with the new slips, kathy:) i need to try these.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Those look really pretty Kathy! How did we ever manage before finding drop cloths? They are so great for anything…except using as drop cloths of course!

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