How to slipcover or reupholster a wingback chair

You often come across wingback chairs in secondhand shops and if you can pick these up for a bargain price, making slipcovers is not as difficult as it seems. Do one and you'll find it very easy from thereon.

There are plenty of sites on the Internet that show you how to make a slipcover for a wingback chair, and since I don't have one of my own, I decided to share these links with you to find out how to recover or slipcover a wingback chair.

Much to do about nothing makes a slipcover for a wingback chair with thin padded armrests. Sew mama sew uses a practical approach to making a slipcover for a wingback with thin padded armrests.

Honey Bear Lane slipcovers and old wingback chair with thick padded armrests. The slipcover on this design has a lovely pleated trim.





For a more classic look, replace the pleated trim with a flounced skirt as shown in the design below by Jamieson Interiors.

The Whimsical Wife also has a quick tutorial on making a slipcover for a wingback chair. Slipcovered wingback chairs are practical - you can take the cover off to wash - but if your prefer your chairs to be more stylish, then you need to consider reupholstering a wingback chair.

For a closer look at how to reupholster a wingback chair, take a look at this instructional video that takes you step-by-step through the whole process. This has to be the best video I have come across, as it clearly shows each step.