I felt it was time for a white slipcover to match our couch. This is how it went down.
1. I laid the fabric on the chair for the middle section (the seat) and determined how far down I wanted it in front and back. I always leave a little extra, just in case.
2. I laid the chair flat on the fabric and cut out the shape of the side, again, leaving extra for the seam and just in case.
3. I turned the fabric inside out and pinned around the shape of the chair. This is the part you're going to sew together.
4. I put in on the chair. The second pictures shows what you can do if you want to hem it at that length. But I wanted to add a skirt to match our couch.
5. I added the piping and skirt. This was the most complicated step. I covered the piping in fabric. (so, my sewing machine came with a special foot that allows you to do this) Then I wrapped the fabric around the chair to guess about how much I would need. I went around and pinned it to the chair along with the piping while the slipcover was inside out. I added the pleat while doing this.
6.I sewed it all around and made sure the welting went under in the back. If you take a look you can see I started the skirt on the sides, not on the back. I used the fabric I had used for the seat part for the back part of the skirt.
7. Hem the skirt and you're set.
Maybe I'll make a video next time I do it because it's was hard to stop to take pictures while I was doing the skirt, so that's why they're missing. oops.