A swivel rocking recliner chair is a great addition to any room. Not only are they comfortable, but they make watching TV or reading a book infinitely more enjoyable. However, finding the fabric of the right slipcover for them can be difficult and frustrating. Use this guide to help you measure Size and Weight of Slipcovers for Swivel Rocking Recliner Chairs.
Steps on Measuring Slipcover Material for Swivel Rocking Chairs:
Step 1. Take the measurements of your chair, which should include how wide it is in inches and how tall it is in inches. This will give you an idea of how much fabric needs to be cut and how much material needs to be sewn on each side of that piece.
Step 2. Measure out how long your chair back cushion is measured from the rear to the front of your chair.
Step 3. Measure how far down your seat cushion is from the top, and how wide it is in inches.
Step 4. Measure how tall each side of your armrests are measured up to how high they go on your chair back or how long they stick outwards.
Step 5. Use these measurements with a yard of fabric and how much you want to leave for the armrests or how long your chair back is.
Step 6. Measure how wide your arms on each side of the front of your seat cushion are, and how tall they go up to meet at the top (or where ever you prefer them). You need these measurements to know how wide your fabric will need to be.
Step 7. Measure how long you want the arm of your chair back/ how wide it is or how high up you want it from where the top meets your seat cushion, and how tall that measurement is. You need these measurements to know how much fabric you will need for this side as well.
How do you make a slipcover pattern for a chair?
Making a pattern for your slipcover is fairly easy. You need to measure how wide the back of your chair is, how tall it is from the seat cushion and how long you want its arm (which can be measured as to how high up you want it or how wide). If you don’t have fabric laying around that will work with those measurements, you can usually find it at your local fabric store.
How do I measure how wide the back of my chair is?
You will need to take measurements from the arm of your chair back/ how wide it is or how high up you want it from where the top meets your seat cushion, and how tall that measurement is.
What do I need for my slipcover?
You will need a measuring tape, scissors, fabric or if you are buying a pre-made slipcover, the measurements of the chair.
What are some things to keep in mind?
You may need a seamstress if you want your new cover made for how wide the back of your chair is how tall it is from where the top meets your seat cushion, how long you want its arms to be – and this is how you measure for the cover.
A lot of slipcovers will come with a seam allowance so that there is extra fabric on it- so if you want to save money then buy one without an additional seam allowance and just make your own.
How do you crochet armrest covers?
Measure how long you want the armrests to be, how wide and how high (from top of seat cushion or where the back of chair meets)
You will need a crochet hook- which can usually be found at any craft store. If it is an afghan stitch then work two stitches into one loop on your next row.
If it is single crochet then work one stitch into each loop on your next row. This will create the armrest cover and you can add fringe or other embellishments to make it look how you want!
How to Clean and Care for Slipcovers
Step 1. Remove the slipcover from the chair. For cotton, polyester or nylon coverings make sure you use a mild detergent and cold water with a soft cloth or sponge to clean your slipcovers. You can also purchase specialized cleaning solutions for certain types of fabrics.
Step 2. Wring out excess moisture in a terry cloth towel and gently press out any excess water.
Step 3. Hang the slipcover over a door or lay it flat to air dry; do not machine wash your coverings, as this can damage them.
Step 1. Once you have finished cleaning your chair coverings make sure they are completely dried before storing so that they don’t mildew.
Step 2. Fold the slipcover into thirds lengthwise and store it with the clean side out to make sure that both sides will be protected while you’re not using them.
Step 3. Slipcovers are best stored in a cool, dry place away from sunlight or sources of heat like radiators or fireplaces.
Step 4. If you have a lot of slipcovers, it might be worth investing in some storage bins to keep them sorted.