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How to Make No-Sew Chair Back Covers

Flanking each side of our dining room buffet are upholstered linen chairs.

I had a pillow on each one; but they felt too big for the depth of the chair. Pillows still aren’t out of the question; but I’d have to find some small ones. In either case, I thought something draped over the chair back would make a nice impact, without taking any space from the seat.

I used the same product that I used for my No-Sew Window Shade. {**all Amazon links are affiliate links}

The fabric is an upholstery remnant I picked up at Hancock Fabrics. I always check their remnant bin – specifically for upholstery fabrics. Many times there is nothing of interest; but sometimes you can find steals on a beauty like this fabric.

Since I just shared the tutorial for using Heat-n-Bond on the shade recently {click here to see it}, I’ll skip step-by-step details and just give you a few photos of the process and finished product.

iron the tape // peel of the paper packing // fold over and iron // repeat for each side // enjoy!

If I find some little pillows to add eventually, that’s great. If not, I’m really pleased with how this end of the dining room is coming together. The pillows would just be a bonus!



Now to do some more work on the other end… we’re moving our dining cabinet in and have a fireplace to paint, so there is still plenty more to do!

Could you use a chair back cover? If you’ve got some pretty, but plain, chairs — this is a simple solution! Have you ever used a no-sew hem tape before? What has your experience been?

Craftivity Designs

Friday 5th of September 2014

Thanks! We actually got them from Sears. They are Lands End and normally our Sears didn't carry Lands End furniture (only clothes) but for some reason they were selling some at clearance prices. We got them for $75 each! They were originally around $375, I think!


Thursday 4th of September 2014

Love that pattern! Where did you get those chairs? I love the chair too.