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~ Leather Chair Slipcover Project ~

I really love this leather chair for the winter but I wanted to make a slipcover for the summer.  I used a cotton linen...the same I used on the Twin Bed Project.


This is how the chair looked originally...sorry about the grainy look.




Cut out the pattern following the lines of the chair and pinned the pieces together leaving a 1/2" seam allowance.


I sewed a pleated ruffle for the seat cushion and the hem. The fabric was too thick to use the ruffle attachment so I made the ruffles by folding the fabric as I fed it through the machine. This took a long time but I like the look.



After all the sewing was done...I fitted the slipcover on the chair...and really liked it but it was missing something...


I applied the stencil from Maison De Stencil to the back and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it...hope you do too!

80 comments:

  1. You make that slipcover look so easy.
    I want to do this...well, I actually have but don't have pictures...and it wasn't as easy as you make it.
    It was before blogging for me- and I just had to wing it! ha!
    I like the stencil detail.
    I'm enjoying reading your blog-- it is nice to find bloggers who live close-
    I live in East Texas...

    have a great weekend
    blessings!~

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  2. Karla that turned out beautifully!

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  3. I think it looks fabulous! I love the stencil and the pleated ruffle for a change for the cording. I am getting ready to do my first slipcover in the near future. Going to start with the ottoman first! Thanks for the inspiration!~Hugs, Patti

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  4. Love it!!!! You did a great job on that chair and I love the stencil. Terri :O)

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  5. This is too wonderful for words. Love, love, love the pleated ruffles.

    Janet

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  6. that turned out amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party on Weds.

    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

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  7. Congrats on the ring and you need to teach me how to do the slipcover in your "spare time"! Ha!

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  8. wow. that is an amazing transformation!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  9. this is lovely. i'm getting ready to take my first steps into slipping. thanks for spurring me on!

    visiting from under the table and dreaming link party.

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  10. Karla,
    Great idea for the stencil! It really makes the chair! You make the slipcover look easy to make! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Susan

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  11. What wonderful slipcovers that you have made. In fact what a wonderful blog! So many inspirational ideas to dream about now.
    Hugs
    Becky

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  12. Hi Karla,
    I have been roaming tonight and following links to new places. I am glad I came here - signed up to follow.
    I love the slip cover. Great photo tutorial. I am looking for affordable fabric to make some slips and had been wondering how one would be on a leather chair.
    Thanks.

    Rhonda

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  13. I do love, love, love it! It is so simple and pretty.

    Stopping by from the Craft-O-Maniac linky party.

    Michelle :)
    LovingEverySecond.blogspot.com

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  14. you did a very nice job, this looks so pretty. What a big transformation the slipcover gives to the chair! I would never guess it is the same chair at all.

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  15. This is crazy fabulous! Great job and it totally transformed the chair.

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  16. I love just about anything with a ruffle or a monogram, and this was no exception. You got both! Great job!

    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  17. now this is a totally follow-worthy project...adore the ruffles almost as much as the stencil...visiting from craftomatic and now a follower.

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  18. The pleated ruffle is fab! Love the linen, it really looks great!

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  19. OMGoodness...that pleated ruffle is just so darn cute...love it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. I am always so afraid of scratching the leather chairs in my house. Those covers would be perfect for every day use, then whip them off when you want the chairs to look "better". I love the cover and would be tempted to leave it on my chair all the time. The stencil really makes your piece too.

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  21. Wonderful job on that and the stencil is perfect. Would love for you to share this at my Wow Us Wednesdays party this week. I will need you to add a link to the party in your post. The link will go up tonight. I wish I sewed like that.

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE is an understatement! That is fabulous! I just hopped over from wow us wednesdays and am so glad I did! Theresa xoxo

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  23. Wow that is gorgeous, I love everything the ruffles the stencil its all too fabulous! I'm a new follower I'd love it if you would visit and follow along with me.

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  24. Well this just takes my breath away! I have a massage chair that I keep thinking would be great if it was slipcovered, maybe there is hope after seeing what you did here....coming from Kims and your newest follower, nice to meet you new friend!

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  25. Oh I love love it!!
    You did an amazing job!!!

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  26. I love the chair slipcovered. It looks wonderful and you did a great job.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  27. i'm so happy you shared this at my party this week! i LOVE this.

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  28. That is so gorgeous I don't think I would ever show the leather again!

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  29. You're right - that stencil really makes it pop!

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  30. This is gorgeous! I want one for my house to cover up my leather. What an inspired idea.

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  31. Just beautiful. I would love more details about how you did your stencil!

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  32. Absolute gem! Grabbed your link from the party over at Night Owl Crafting. Pleased to meet you and I lurrrve the look of your blog!

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  33. Hi, I feautred your slipcover on my "Top Ten Fav Posts" this week at Boogieboard Cottage! Thank you for joining in this week and have a nice weekend! Mary :O)

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  34. wow, its perfect...you are truly talented!!!

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  35. Wow!! That slipcover is gorgeous!!

    And yes, the stencil was the perfect little 'something'! :)

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  36. That's gorgeous! The ruffle makes the chair look like a giant, yummy cake. :)

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  37. Wlhat a fabulous transformation! I especially LOVE the ruffle.
    ShawNa~
    petticoatsandpatina.blogspot.com

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  38. I found you over at Type A and just had to drop in and tell you that I think this chair makeover is FABULOUS!!! What a great transformation, I love it!

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  39. it's fantastic!! I'm currently working on my very first slipcover! I hope it turns out half as nice as yours.

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  40. this is the most adorable chair ever. It looks great with the stencil. I love it.

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  41. I want to go home and try this now! It looks like the seat cover is separate? Couldn't quite tell by the picture. Can you give a little more detail on how to sew it. Thanks Sue

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  42. LOVE it. thanks for sharing this project!!!

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  43. LOVE this! Wish I had the nerve to do this to my chairs!
    Great job!

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  44. This slipcover is a real show stopper! Love the stencil and ruffled detail! If I could make our leather chair look this cute... hubby could keep his chair :)

    Thanks for sharing! xx

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  45. http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/02/sns-70-brings-you-slipcovers.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20blogspot/KCcu%20(Funky%20Junk%20Interiors)

    I saw this and thought of you, you should link to this and show off your mad skills! hope all is well.

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  46. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Great job!! Just popping over from TT&J.

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  47. I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!!! I wanna bring you home with me so you can make me a chair like that!!!
    www.dashing-homer.blogspot.com

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  48. Really Amazing!!! I'm new to your blog. Keep going! You are very talented. Amy
    www.barefootblueberry.blogspot.com

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  49. Wow, what a great transformation, the stencil really adds!

    ladybirdln.blogspot.com

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  50. I love leather seating, but that is one gorgeous slipcover. Great details and I love the stencil detail.

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  51. Beautiful! I just love the ruffle and stencil detailing. That sets yours apart!

    Donna

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  52. Your stencil and ruffle detail set this slipcover apart from any other I have seen. It is beautiful! What kind of paint did you use for the stencil? Is it washable? Followed your link from FJI slipcover themed party.

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  53. This is so special I just love the look. I didn't know stencils came that big. Looks great.

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  54. Such a great job and the stencil just sets it off! Love it!

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  55. Amazing job, darling!
    Love it!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  56. Another fantastic project! Keep up the great work. I will be featuring you this week on "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!

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  57. That is a beautiful job! And a slipcover over leather is not an easy feat!

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  58. This is gorgeous! I love the ruffles & the stencil. Thanks for the inspiration! Great job.

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  59. Looks fabulous!~ The ruffles add something really special and I know that took some patientce. Thanks so much for sharing.
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  60. just saw your chair over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia..You did such a great job...Beautiful. I just became a follower of your blog and plan on visiting it regularly...Congrats!!
    Mariaelena

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  61. What an amazing job! I'll be featuring you tomorrow at My Backyard Eden! Thanks for linking up.

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  62. I featured this post at my party this week, if you want to, grab a button! Thanks for sharing it last week.

    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

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  63. I Adore this chair and the stencil is PERFECT!! and the ruffle detail.....so good!

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  64. So cute!! This is right up there in the top 2, of the best I have ever seen! Just gorgeous!

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  65. That really looks great!

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  66. i like the look of your leather chair but, this looks super cute! maybe one day i'll try to make a slipcover.
    xoxo's nancy

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  67. I adore this slipcover! I got a ruffler foot for christmas that I just might have to try out to recover a wing chair languishing in my living room! Please stop by my blog, I would be honored if you would enter my giveaway, and link this great project on my linky party! Thanks!

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  68. I love the ruffle and the stencil. Great job!

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  69. Your chair turned out wonderful and you should be very proud. I just love the little ruffle.

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  70. Your chair turned out beautiful! You did such a great job.

    Kathy

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  71. Adding that stencil was the perfect accent to finish the chair. LuV it... great job!!!!!

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  72. FANTASTIC! I love the pleated ruffles, gives it that extra warmth and the stencil definitely completes it! Way to go! I'd be thrilled to have you link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

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  73. What a jaw-dropper!!! I literally dropped my jaw :D And, your sewing machine looks a-ma-zing. What's its story?

    Found you on Miss Mustard Seed!

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  74. I love the stencil!!! Please, Could you tell me where did you buy it? I am looking for something similar!!!

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  75. Hi Karla,

    Love your slipcover...GORGEOUS....LOVE the stencil. COuld you tell me where you found it?
    Thanks!
    Cheryl

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  76. Wow, love, love the chair, and your blog!! Do tell where you got the stencil for your chair. I so enjoyed meeting you at the paint studio on Friday.

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