Stool Slip Cover Pattern Making Tutorial

Thomas & Company

Stool Although the fabric on this vanity stool is in great condition, the color doesn’t match my taste. My solution to avoid reupholstering the stool is to make a slip cover. The benefits of a slip cover is that it is washable and I can make a new one if I decide to change my decor.

Using scrap fabric or muslin, drape the fabric over the chair and outline with a marker to create the pattern pieces. Using scrap fabric or muslin, drape the fabric over the chair and outline with a marker to create the pattern pieces.

Find the center point to the pattern piece, fold in half, and cut out. Cut using straight lines and leave room for a seam allowance. Find the center point to the pattern piece, fold in half, and cut out. Cut using straight lines and leave room for a seam allowance.

Continue draping and marking until you have all the pieces created. Continue draping and marking until you have all the pieces created.

Once you have cut all your pieces, sew them together using a stay stitch. Once you have cut all your pieces, sew them together using a stay stitch.

Re-fit and sew the pieces to get the correct fit for the stool. Take the time to adjust the pattern and re-sew to get the perfect fit.

Once you like the way the slip cover pattern fits, turn it inside out and trim  the fabric along the stitch line to create the 1/4 inch seam allowance. Once you like the way the slip cover pattern fits…

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