Today I revealing my French chair slipcovers.
People ask me where I got the chairs all the time. I found them at a French antique auction, years ago. I think they might have come with cushions. If they did, I tossed them. I felt it was best to start fresh.
I’ve been spending time at my local Calico store looking at fabric, which is honestly a fun activity for me. I found this gorgeous blue fabric. It’s called Brianna Floral twill in color Chambry by Ralph Lauren. I thought it was gorgeous, and although it has flowers, it also has birds on the pattern.
I want to show you the room before. I made these gray French chair slipcovers several years ago. The old slipcovers are a gray linen, which is elegant, but I was ready for more color and pattern.
I made a long ruffle to go with the seat cover. The seat is also caned and breaks easily, so I made added more support to the chairs. You can see how I did HERE.
I feel like the new slipcovers add an airy, spring feel to my house.
Once again I used my ruffle attachment, which makes sewing go so much faster. I have 6 of these chairs with 4 in my dining room. You can see the pink slipcovers HERE. The dining room chairs have arms, but the breakfast room chairs don’t. The pattern on the fabric is very subtle.
French chair slipcovers are perfect for chairs that need an extra something.
Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!! I swoon over subtle print fabrics such as this, well, I swoon over most textiles?. I love the finish on your cabinet! Your entire room is done beautifully?
Bonnie Gutierrez says
Beautiful, and look so authentically French! I was a decorator at Calico and can’t help myself when it comes to fabric. Your dining room is so pretty and those seat covers are just the right touch!
Oh wow Bonnie. I bet you loved that job, being around all of that gorgeous fabric! Thank you.
Just lovely and that fabric is divine?
Pat M. says
I love the change to blue, and that fabric is perfect. Subtle, yet interesting. Your room looks wonderful and you have great lighting for a calm and restful dining experience.
Julie Briones says
Perfect for your home, and the fabric is SO pretty! Great job, Anita!
I love your slipcovers for your French chairs, however you have never fully posted how to sew them. Could you please let me know how they are made!
Claire, excellent point! I have instructions for the chair covers and my long drop bedspread in my book. Affiliate link https://amzn.to/2JRwJno
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Linda Feigenbaum says
I need that pendent lantern!! I can’t seem to find it anywhere please help.
Linda, they used to have it years ago at Ballard Designs. It’s discontinued now. I know that Cote de Texas did a blog post on fabulous French lanterns many years ago, and she recommended several. Maybe you could find that post.