I've been dying to do this, but was oh so scared. This chair was a hand me down and I always hated the fabric Stiff, ugly and rust colored. Yuck. I tried to sell it at garage sales and no one wanted it. So it sat in my bedroom holding folded laundry yet to be put away.
This weekend, I busted out the scissors, pins and prewashed drop cloth. I had a go at it.
I learned a lot about piecing and pinning along the way. Glad it was just a drop cloth, cause I cut it up all wrong. My skirt is too short and I have no idea what I am doing.
Good news is that Walmart had linen like fabric available and I bought 5 yards for 12 bucks. I'll be using that for round #2.
In the meantime, while I contemplate how to piece my slipcover, I busted out the serger.
Yep, the scare me to death machine. A couple of hours of reading the manual and other books, I was able to thread the thing. First time I had it all wrong. My biggest hurdle was changing the needle and engaging the knife. Took me an hour to figure I had to push the level REAL hard to get it to engage. But low and behold, my test piece is a thing of beauty. I jumped for joy.
Too bad the only thread I have is navy blue (came with the mom's serger). Wonder what she was serging with navy blue...anyway progress has been made. The little sucker cuts the fabric and I couldn't be more giddy.