Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gray Wingbacks with Damask Back

Last time when I dropped off Jen's Oversized chair and Orange Damask Ottoman , she loaded me up with a pair of wingback chairs that she picked up at a consignment store. Another set of "telephone arms"..... darling shape, but a little more time consuming than a regular arm.

Before....notice the flat dated seat cushion. I was in the middle of ordering a down cushion for another client while I was staring at Jen's cushion on my workroom table. I told my cushion guy that I might need a few more, so to hold off while I contacted Jen. She texted back in 30 seconds...."YES"



She did the chair in a gray cotton, linen look a like (grain lines like linen). She bought all they had and knew it wouldn't be enough, so she decided to do the outside back in something fun. I was super excited to work on these....



I know that slipcovers tend to shift a little (back pulls forward when sat in alot) and I didn't want the back to ride up and show the underneath. Especially since we were showing off the outside back and there wasn't a skirt, so I staple gunned some velcro to the outside back of the top of the chair and sewed the other side of the velcro to my seam allowance.



I put a pin in the center outside back of the chair...to make sure the repeat was the same on both chairs.


Check out that new down envelope cushion! 100% worth the $. Don't you think? Completely updates the chair and makes it look plush.


After...
My favorite...."telephone arms". I also ran a band around the front with piping at the top...it helps it to shaped around the curve better.



Vertical seam joining the inside arm and outside arm....with piping of course.

Jen loves color and isn't afraid of mixing patterns...I love it!

Another set of slipcovers that I wanted to keep for myself!



Linking up to Miss Mustard Seed furniture party!







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8 comments:

Sewlutions' World said...

They look beautiful and oh so comfy!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I love them you did a very good job. I wish we were closer I would load up my wing chair and ottoman for a face lift

Pine Tree Home said...

Thanks for sharing all the details. Very stylish.

Pine Tree Home said...

I am about to reupholster cushions for a rattan sofa set. My sewing machine is acting a little wonky and I may be in the market for a new one. Do you use a specific brand and what type of stitch do you use so the cover is strong?

Tricia said...

These look great! I have 2 wing chairs I want to have slipcovered, but would never attempt it myself! I wish I lived closer to you and could hire you!

Marilyn said...

Wow, This is a really awesome, Love it :)) Officially following ya with smiles..Lovely creative blog you have here..Found you over at weekend wrap up..I'm Marilyn and would LOVE for you to stop in and visit sometime..Great creative blog you have here :)) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com -- Wishing you a lovely weekend..

mrsben said...

Beautiful job on the 'slips'! The Down wrapped cushions do make the world of difference. Very gorgeous! -Brenda-

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love the fabric combination and what a gorgeous job! Visiting from TT&J Weekend Wrap Up. :)