Monday, March 18, 2013

Farmhouse Chic Slipcovers


I've had these slipcover ideas in a folder for years.
It's also been years since I've seen them.
I ran across the magazine tear-outs while cleaning out files--
and have fallen in love with them--again.


I'm calling them Farmhouse Chic. . .I have no idea what the original title was. . . .nor do I know which magazine they were featured in. . . .
probably Country Living, but I'm just guessing.

Another thing I don't have are the written instructions. . . .


It won't be hard to figure it out. . . .with a little experimenting. . . .
and the right chair, it should be fairly simple, I think. . . .


I still have that huge stack of embroidered linens I've been playing with. . . .
haven't finished those projects, yet. . . .and here I am planning another one!


Summer covers for the Windsor chairs would be nice. . . .
Projects like this, I miss my Mom. . . .
Together we'd have these sewn up and on the chairs in no time. . . .


I do have several sewing machines, if anyone would like to help. . . .


Stitched up in more neutral fabrics, 
they would be charming additions to our Plain and Simple Farmhouse Style. . . .
AND provide an easy seasonal change for any room in the house.


I'll keep the idea on my list of possibilities for now. . . .
I definitely won't file it away again. . . .


. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .

38 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I remember this article too. The details are darling! I especially love the layering with ruffles and the dresser scarf details. So sweet! I would love it in whites too!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to make some of these for my dining room chairs. Oh no, another project to do!!! I am pinning these for future reference. Blessings to you, Patti

Old Time Cindy said...

They are adorable. I am afraid to take on those type of projects though...a little out of my comfort zone.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh those are just so darling!
I like the floral one in the middle.

Can't wait to see yours. :)

Pat

Pamela Gordon said...

I love these! The fabrics are gorgeous. Sorry, I wouldn't be any help in the sewing department but I could keep you supplied with tea. :)

Florida Farm Girl said...

I'm not brave enough to tackle chair covers or anything near to upholstery. I'd sure like to neutralize the sofa and loveseat in my house, though. Would make a change of decor so much easier. And, to have them made (provided I can find someone to do it) would cost an arm and a leg.

cynthia lee designs said...

I saved that same picture and I'm pretty sure it was in Country Living, because I went thru all my old issues and saved all kinds of ideas for future projects.
hugs,
Cindy

Cozy Little House said...

Would be adorable!
Brenda

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

They are pretty! I can't wait to see your version of them.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Love 'em! Such good insiration...... I wonder what I can slip cover! ;)

Anne said...

I love slip covers on chairs!Patterns or just plain fabric with some lace and frills....so pretty!

Anne

AshTreeCottage said...

I so love these. I love the colors too!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

chateau chic said...

Great ideas for slipcovers. Can't wait to see what you come up with for yourself.
Mary Alice

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'd be paging through pattern books for an actual pattern. I do much better with step by step instructions. The mix of fabrics is absolutely charming on these chairs!

Robin said...

Oh how pretty. I'm loving the one made with vintage linen, it's so pretty.

Barbara Jean said...

love the chair covers!!

and yes, it is pretty easy to figure out. I have done covers for 2 different kinds of chairs.

The one I love the most was for those white plastic lawn chairs.

I did the first one up out of old white sheets, to make a pattern...

have fun!! with all your projects.

blessings
barb

PS pin cushions too cute too.

Jann Olson said...

Darling, darling, darling Dru! I have wanted to make some slip covers for my two extra kitchen chairs. I bought different end chairs so one is at my desk and one under my chalk board. I would need to keep the fabric simple, like drop cloth. I adore these but too much going on in my family room and kitchen. Can't wait to see what you conjur up! Wish I was there for the two of us to work together. My mom was an excellent seamstress. I miss her talent and smile!
hugs,
Jann

Maureen said...

What a wonderful way to repurpose vintage linens!

Custom Comforts said...

Those are just darling and what a sweet touch to any room. I hope you make them because I would love to see your version. I think the secret is always in the combination of fabrics. Can hardly wait to see yours.
Cindy

Pam said...

These slipcovers are so sweet!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just so lovely! I love the fabric and the layering! Your farmhouse charm is charming!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Dru! What dreamy slipcovers. I love all the charming detail. Buttons, fringe, ribbon...so many special touches....!!
We were given four very ugly but extremely sturdy chairs to go around our recently acquired round oak kitchen table. I am mentally doodling as to what I want to do with them to improve their look.
Your slipcovers are a delightful possibility.
thank you for sharing, my friend.
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Jody and Stan said...

I'm in love with these slipcovers! The fabric and detail with the buttons are so charming. I can't wait to see your design. Thanks so much for sharing another wonderful idea at Simple & Sweet Fridays!


Jody

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are all gorgeous! They look like dresses with their ruffled skirts.

Donna Wilkes said...

Thanks for inspirational photographs. I think I may have the same pics tucked somewhere in a wish file. I love the look of layered vintage linens. Can't wait to see what you create!

Connie said...

I have made chair covers but I doubt they're as cute as those. Oooooh my, how adorable, sugar!!!
xoxo,
Connie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I remember those too! Funny how we keep ideas and they come back to inspire us - they're marvelous in their detail.
Kathy

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

These are cute and the possibilities are endless!

Charlene said...

Soooooooooooo pretty! I wish I could do those. I am in the middle of a HUGE gut/remodel of the house we just bought. These would brighten things up a bit! Thanks for sharing.
Charlene

Debbie Booth said...

Wow, I'm in love with these slipcovers. They are amazing. I have a collection of vintage tablecloths and such and would love to do this. What an awesome post. Thank you.
Debbie

Jeannie and Linda said...

Love those slipcovers! and your lovely blog! The French Hens have joined you. Please check us out and maybe join us back!

Peace,
Linda at The French Hens Nest

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your fabrics are just so gorg, can't tell you how many memories they bring back...love the great buttons too...I am one of your new followers...see you soon, can't wait to try your slipcover styles...cool

JP said...

Love these so much..the mix of fabrics and buttons make them so perfect. When I get some high back chairs I will attempt to make them!

anangloinquebec said...

Oh I absolutely adore that first image. It brings back a lot of memories for me from my childhood and it has inspired me to do a little sewing with some fabric that I have lying around. I hope you don't mind but I pinned it and plan on using your image in a post for tomorrow. I have sourced it back to you and your blog.
Have a great Sunday.

Sherry said...

I have that same article cut out and saved also. On my long list of things to try. Thank you for joining HSH!
Sherry

Cozy Cottage Slipcovers said...

I saved these pictures as well. I remember they were on the front cover of Victoria Magazine. I love all the details on each slipcover.

Teresa

Jeannie and Linda said...

Your fabrics are so beautiful. It's easy to make a pattern from an old sheet bought from GW. Place an approximate sized piece of fabric on each surface and pin them together as you go. Trim seam allowance to 1/2" and unpin. Voila! You have a pattern!

I have vintage 40s tablecloths for this purpose but can't bring myself to cut them. I have really enjoyed your blog. I hope you will visit us.

Linda at The French Hens Nest

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Adorable!

Jane
Flora Doora

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