My class notes tell me the next step is the INSIDE BACK and DECK. This is where I have elected to deviate from everything I’ve learned. This chair is a MID-Century MODERN design that is very boxy in shape and there’s just no way I can go any further unless I tackle those boxy shaped arms!
Loyal Followers and sometime readers, you are about to witness the Cathy Steiner Make-It-Up-As-I-Go-Along method of slip covering furniture.
(Disclaimer and Consumer Warning: The process of making a slipcover is by nature a gruesome and often ugly task. Please, for your own protection, do not attempt these maneuvers at home. Skilled professional stunt women were hired in the making of this production. No animals were actually harmed. Viewer Discretion IS Advised)
Alright, all teasing aside. Here we go. The first thing I did to tackle the arms was to cut a rectangle of fabric a little larger than the dimensions of my outside arm. I pinned it in place along the welting seam line, being careful to have the grain-line perpendicular to the floor, and with a sharp PENCIL I traced off an OUTSIDE ARM piece.
The outside arm is done. Next stop, INSIDE ARM!