How To Cover An Office Chair Without Sewing!

If you are sick of looking at your ratty, dirty office chair and want to add a little style while also protecting the fabric from spills and pets, then this article is for you.

In today’s post, we’ll be going over how to cover an office chair without sewing!

We will show you three different methods that will help hide any imperfections in your upholstery with a pop of color or pattern.

Place A Fitted Sheet Over The Chair

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Fitted sheets are a great cushioned option that will work on most standard office chairs.

While fitted sheets can be expensive, you may already have one in your linen closet!

If not, head to the fabric store and pick up some cheap cotton or flannel fabric in an appropriate color for around $20-$30 dollars.

Then return home and follow these steps:

First, place your fitted sheet over the chair and secure it using binder clips.

Then measure out what size you’d like to cut away from the bottom of your fabric (the edges should be square). Finally, use a sharp pair of scissors or an electric knife to carefully make cuts around each leg. Make sure not to cut the sheet!

Around four to six binder clips are all you need.

Once your cuts are finished, smooth out the fabric and remove any wrinkles by hand or using an iron set to medium heat. If there is excess fabric around each leg that folds inwards, carefully trim it away until only about ½ inch remains (do not cut into the sheet!).

The excess fabric should be pointed upwards so that it does not interfere with sitting or leg movement.

Take Two Pieces Of Fabric And Cut Them

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If you want to cover your chair with two different colors or patterns, pick out a second fabric that is complimentary.

Then cut the pieces of fabric so they are the same width as your office chair (this will be slightly wider than if you were covering just one piece).

Next, place one strip over another and line up all four edges evenly.

Fold over the top strip of fabric, then secure it with binder clips.

Then do the same for all other edges until you have created a fitted sheet-like structure around your chair without any visible seams!

Finally, remove any wrinkles by hand or with an iron on a medium heat setting.

If there is an excess fabric that folds inwards, carefully trim it away until only about ½ inch remains (do not cut into the fabric).

Again, make sure that any excess fabric is pointed upwards so as to not interfere with sitting or leg movement.

The clips should be evenly distributed around your chair, and there should be minimal bunching of material between them.

If you have one long strip of fabric, you may need to do a few rows of clips around the back and front legs as well as along each side.

Once completed, your chair should look like it is covered in fitted sheets without any visible seams or stitching!

This method works best for chairs that have solid upholstery on the seat and both arms.

If there is a gap in your chair’s upholstery along the back or arms, you may need to use a different method.

Fold Each Piece In Half

Using this method, you will be covering your chair with four separate pieces of fabric that are the same width as your office chairs.

To create these small sheets, take every single layer of fabric and fold it in half so they are now one-fourth their original size (e.g., a piece measuring two feet by three feet should now measure one foot by three feet).

Then place one sheet over another and line up all four edges evenly.

Fold the top piece of fabric over, then secure it with binder clips.

Then do the same for all other edges until you have created a fitted-sheet-like structure around your chair without any visible seams!

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Sew Together One Side, Then Flip it Inside Out

To cover your chair with a single piece of fabric, you will need to sew the material together.

To do this, start by sewing one side closed along three edges (leave one short end open).

Then flip it inside out so that only the right sides are showing and both seams meet in an “x” formation!

Put The Cover On Your Office Chair

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Once the seams are sewn, simply put your cover on your office chair and fasten it together with a few binder clips!

This is where you should end your project.

However, if there is excess fabric or wrinkles that bother you, continue reading for some additional tips:

Fold over any loose material between your chair’s legs and secure it with binder clips. If an excess fabric folds inwards, carefully trim away until only about ½ inch remains (do not cut into the sheet).

Again, make sure any excess fabric is pointed upwards so as to not interfere with sitting or leg movement.

The clips should be evenly distributed around your chair, and there should be minimal bunching of material between them.

If you have one long strip of fabric, you may need to do a few rows of clips around the back and front legs as well as along each side.

Conclusion

Now, office chair covers may develop a few holes or tears after a couple of washes.

They may be stitched up with some basic stitching.

However, using fabric glue is far easier!

Simply apply the fabric glue to the damaged area and then lay it over the hole.

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