Friday, November 9, 2012
Parsons Chair Slipcover
It took me almost three months, but I finally finished sewing a slipcover for the parsons chair in my office/craft room! I used this tutorial. Technically, I didn't even finish it myself - my mom added the "skirt" piece for me after I sewed it on wrong TWICE. The skirt also came out too short. But the slipcover is done and on and it's good enough for me, so...
I bought the parsons chair on sale a couple of years ago, and my cat Peach quickly made it her personal scratching post. At first I tried to stop her, but I'm already vigilantly protecting all my other furniture from her claws, and honestly, I gave up on this one. Besides, I figured I would want to change the look later anyway. This fabric is from the outdoor section at Hancock and I think it's perfect for the room!
My other cat, Gandalf (who prefers clawing carpet over furniture), loves to hang out with me while I sew. He came right over to give the newly re-covered chair a head-butt of approval. ♥
After taking these pictures, I had to cover the chair in clear contact paper to stop the cycle of destruction. It still looks fine, but isn't the most fun to sit on. I'll probably replace the contact paper with vinyl or something. Fellow pet owners, any better furniture-protecting ideas?
One more project done. Yay! :)