Friday, April 13, 2012

Bridal Shower Chair How To

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It was my moms idea actually. She wanted a special chair for the occasion so I created a Bridal Shower Chair slipcover.

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Complete with a floral back...

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and a lovely bow!

You'll need
Approx 2 yards of white cotton fabric (I used 36" muslin because I need the length not width)
And at least 3 yards of tulle. I think it would be better with 6 yards so you could so 2 layers or use something thicker than tulle.

I did this with frugality in mind. The final price was only $5!


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Here are my rough measurements.
I was only measuring the padded part of the chair. This is how I pieces my chair:
Starting at the top of the font all the way down to the edge of the bottom. Meaning the entire front piece of the chair was one big piece: 20"x41"
Back width and length: 20"x20"
Vertical Side-over the top-down the other side: 3"x56"
Horizontal side-back of chair-other size: 3"x56.

I added 2" for seam allows and measure large so I'd have plenty of wiggle room.


Cut out all your pieces. If your planning on doing a floral background I'd do so before you continue sewing. I wasn't planning on adding roses so I did it after I finished it over, it was much hard to sew that way! I used extra scraps I had for the bow and for the rose background.

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Here I've laid out my main front piece and started pining it tot he top/side piece. Once it was Pined I sew it into place. Next I did added the back, and finally moved onto the back/side/bottom piece.

Once they were all sewed into place I cute my tulle into three piece, sewed them together and trimmed it. Added a gather stitch a, pined it into place and sewed it down.

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It was a rather easy and quick project! I think it took me, maybe, 2 hours.

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As you can see it was windy outside.

Linking up with- Tatertots and Jello , Flamingo Toes, and The Grant Life.
Katie

2 comments:

  1. Wow! This is awesome! I wish I had one for my shower.. Love it!

    Ps.. make sure you link this up to my Friday party if you havent already :)

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  2. Thanks for linking up last week! Im featuring you tomorrow! :)

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