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How to Make Reversible Chair Covers

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Whether you need to cover avocado green lawn chairs for a wedding reception or simply update your dining decor, making reversible chair covers is a budget-friendly, practical option. Choose two colour schemes or holiday prints, such as Christmas and

How to Make Reversible Chair Covers

Whether you need to cover avocado green lawn chairs for a wedding reception or simply update your dining decor, making reversible chair covers is a budget-friendly, practical option. Choose two colour schemes or holiday prints, such as Christmas and Easter, or autumn reds and winter blues, to get the most use out of your reversible chair covers. For even more options, stick with two solid colours, such as black on one side and white on the other, and use large, decorative ribbons to finish the look for each holiday, party and season.

Skill level:Easy

Things you need

Butcher paperPencil or penScissorsFabricPinsSewing MachineEmbroidery ThreadEmbroidery NeedleIronIroning Board

Instructions

1 Lay butcher paper down on the floor. Position the chair back against the paper. Trace the outline of the chair back down to the seat level. Measure the thickness of the chair back and add a few inches to the sides and top to account for that measurement, notes familyfun.go.com. Add one inch around the top and sides and cut out the pattern. Measure the pattern and multiply by 2 for the amount of cloth of each colour needed for one chair. Multiply that number by the number of dining chairs for the total amount of cloth needed.

2 Purchase fabric in two patterns or colours. Pin the butcher paper pattern to the fabric. Cut out two patterns of each colour for each chair. You should have a total of four pieces of cloth cut for each chair.

3 Place a piece of cloth from each colour together, with the "good" side facing in. Pin the cloth together along all four sides. If necessary, iron the cloth to prevent buckling. Sew around all four sides, by hand or machine, leaving a half-inch seam, suggests AllFreeCrafts.com. On the bottom side, sew one-third inch from each side, leaving a hole in the centre. Turn the cloth inside out through the hole. Iron again to smooth and flatten seams. Fold any hanging material back into the hole and sew it together. Repeat with two other pieces of cloth, one of each colour.

4 Place the prepared cover panels together, with the same colour facing the inside. Pin the panels to keep them in place. Use a colour of embroidery thread to match or complement the outside colour. Thread an embroidery needle with a long piece of thread, single or doubled. Knot the end to keep it from pulling through.

5 Begin at the bottom of one side, loop the needle through both panels, around the edge and back through. Continue looping the thread around the edge of the panels along the side, across the top, and down the next side. Double loop the thread at the bottom corner and tie it off. Trim excess embroidery thread.

6 Iron the finished chair cover. Flip the cover inside-out through the open bottom side. Iron again. If desired, you can loop embroidery thread around the seam for the other colour as well, but it is not necessary to keep the panels together. Iron the panels on the side you will use for the best shape.

Tips and warnings

For an easier design, use two reversible placements as the prepared panels. Continue from step four.

Choose fabrics that can be easily washed to avoid staining,

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