Monday, September 26, 2011

Tan Linen Wingbacks

This client was ready for a change...she was tired of her "gold" wingback chairs, so she bought some heavyweight tan linen. She wanted to keep the lines the same and let the legs show.



Wingback before...gold chenille.





After tan linen...she wanted more of the relaxed slipcover look rather than the formal look of the gold chenille.


Pair of wingbacks after.




They had interesting curved arms that I don't see too often. I wasn't sure how they were going to work out, but the linen shaped beautifully and worked well.




I did add the seam with piping on the front of the arms....it added a little detail, plus was functional for me. I think it would've been hard to wrap the same piece of fabric around from the inside arm to the outside arm and make it look right. So the inside arm is one piece and the outside arm is another piece, doing this also saved on fabric.



Band going down the wing.



After
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9 comments:

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Gorgeous. I'm always impressed by your meticulous attention to detail!

April @ The Painted Cupboard said...

Love it!

Athena said...

holey woman! you are super talented! LOVE THEM! they are gorgeous

Cozy Cottage Slipcovers said...

I love the way you handled the arms!
Beautiful!!

Karis Covers said...

Always beautiful~ enter me in that DVD giveaway please~ i need to learn something ...

Sewlutions' World said...

Great job as usual! I have not done one of those wings yet, they look so intimidating but because you make it look so easy I would give it a try.

DECOR8Rgirl said...

I need to redo a chair like this... hope I can win that DVD of yours.

Cortney said...

stumbled on your BEAUTIFUL slipcovers over at tatertots and jello... GORGEOUS!

M said...

Question: I love the look at the bottom of your slips - ending with a welt rather than a skirt. Do you mind sharing how you do this? I've made slips for a sofa and loveseat. Would have preferred the welt at the bottom, but did the skirt because I thought it would be more forgiving on my first attempts. Thanks.