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Posted on:12/27/08 8:12 PM
Last Updated:2/23/10 6:04 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 16 people   
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Ody said...
That chair out of the 70s is probably better made than anything you can buy today. They used better materials and that makes it well worth recovering. You did an exceptional job and I have one I have to do as well. The chair looks great!
12/27/08 9:09 PM
nancy2001 said...
Great looking slipcover. Congratulations.
12/27/08 9:49 PM
Steffie said...
Very nice job on the slip cover. These can be sooooo much work. Yours turned out fantastic.
12/29/08 8:42 AM
quathy said...
I'm intimidated by the thought of making new slipcovers, which I desperately need. Your results are wonderful, and very encouraging. Thanks for all the tips!!
12/29/08 11:39 AM
BetsyV said...
Nice work Hatbuddy! I have one of these projects too. It's nice to have someone else go first!
12/29/08 9:47 PM
AnneMarie60 said...
You did a fantastic job with this slipcover. Your chair looks like it's in great shape, so updating it was a great idea. Good job on the ottoman, too.
12/29/08 9:48 PM
sew42mom said...
Wow! You are much more adventurous than me. Your chair looks great - do you have to tuck in very much after sitting in it?
12/30/08 0:31 AM
craftygamma said...
Very nice job. I have done slipcovering and know how difficult it is. Don't plan to do it
12/30/08 7:29 AM
craftygamma said...
After reading comments, a tip came to mind. Use small strips of foam (1/4" or 1/2") to push down into your tucked areas. It holds the fabric tight when the furniture is used and you don't have to constantly keep tucking the fabric back in.
12/30/08 7:32 AM
HatBuddy said...
Good Morning Craftygamma, What a really great tip. Thanks
12/30/08 1:32 PM
HatBuddy said...
Hi sew42mom, Thanks for writing! Little or no tucking required. The long ends are tucked deep and the chair cushion fits very tight requiring a firm shove to get it down into the bottom of the chair. I am, however, thinking about shortening the elastic around the chair cushion and/or maybe redoing with a firmer elastic to insure no problems.
12/30/08 1:41 PM
AnnieInNYC said...
Thanks so much for the review. I'm about to embark on my first slipcover project, and it's encouraging to see the fabulous results you achieved. I've also been wondering whether or not I'm going to need to put in a zipper to get a snug fit, and I'm thinking that maybe I won't need one if I use elastic in certain spots. Very helpful review. Congrats on your success!
12/31/08 3:43 PM
Sherril Miller said...
Wow, awesome job.
12/31/08 9:09 PM
Jennifer shaw said...
You did a terrific job on your slipcovers!!! Thanks for the inspiration. I am curious- how long did it take to make the slipcovers?
1/1/09 4:30 AM
HatBuddy said...
Good Morning Jennifer, I dont exactly know how much time it took me. I didn't keep track. I do know that it took a long time. I work from home and the chair was beside the major traffic pattern so every time I walked by I thought about how to do this or that, worked on it or at least fussed with something or other. A more experienced seamstress would undoubtedly have spent much less time then me. Thanks for your positive feedback :)
1/1/09 12:37 PM
HatBuddy said...
Thank you ladies for your praise and positive feedback. I'm glad you like the slipcovers. It inspires me to keep learning and keep sewing.
1/1/09 12:50 PM
rottendog2 said...
Beautiful! An inspiration to follow.
1/16/09 11:08 PM
HatBuddy said...
Rottendog2 Thanks!
1/19/09 1:06 PM
dove29 said...
Great job with that chair slipcover! I like the color, too.
1/23/09 10:22 PM
pittysmom101 said...
WOW. Great Job, it certainly doesn't look like a beginner did it. I think you can upgrade yourself to a seasoned beginner now!
2/23/10 6:28 PM
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