Make child’s upholstered rocking chair to give a fresh look to a vintage piece or a hand-me-down. The covers are removable, making them easy to wash. You can make several different covers for a cute set of chairs in a shared room or a child’s chair cover to match your adult room set. Sewing a cover for an upholstered chair is easy when you take excellent measurements, choose the sturdy upholstery fabric and use a sturdy machine needle specially designed to work with a thick fabric.
Measure the child’s upholstered rocking chair with the flexible tape measure. Follow curved edges, precisely, with the tape measure to obtain precise measurements. Record your measurements on a sheet of paper. Draw a sketch of the chair to help you remember what measurements go with what sections of the chair.
Child’s upholstered rocking chair, make pieces of the cotton muslin pattern to test your slipcover measurements. Remove the pattern pieces on the cotton using the measurements you took, adding 1 inch to each measurement to create a 1/2-inch seam allowance on all sides. Cut the pattern pieces. Place the pattern pieces on the chair and the pin together along the 1/2 inch seam allowance. Check to make sure it has a tight fit, but not too tight. Make the necessary adjustments and mark your changes directly on the fabric.