Attached Back Cushions
Wingchairs are my favorite furniture so it follows suit that wingchair slipcovers are too. I loved that this project was in my favorite colorway, lime and turquoise. It was especially my pleasure to work on this little petite piece that had an attached back. Slipcover peeps out there will know that attached backs can present a challenge, and you have to decide whether to go over them or around them. For this furniture piece I tried to stick to the original lines. I have covered a good many attached back chairs, but not too many wingbacks, but am reminded of another chair with attached back and seat and thought you might like to see some photos of the process.
This chair was for a very talented lady who lives in a beautiful country home filled with primitive antiques. She dug this chair out of the barn and wanted to use it in a bedroom. The fabric was from a vintage bolt of Hamilton Import's dressmaker's 100% linen, which was prewashed. The red and white check I sourced from GP&J Baker's Beachcomber collection, and was bias cut for the piping, band at bottom of skirt, and flat flange on pillow. The results were so sweet.
9/27/2012 02:02:58 am
Beautiful work Linda. I've been thinking about what to do with my tired furniture when we get established back in NC. I might toss it or talk to you about options for slip covering.
9/27/2012 04:01:39 am
Thanks Marilyn. Yes let's talk slipcovers before you toss!
9/28/2012 12:44:10 am
Linda, it's wonderful! I love the cording and skirt banding!
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