How To Make Covers For Chaise Recliner

Contemporary Chaise Recliner

Chaise Recliner is an unusual type of couch with a reclined seat and back and a single arm that also acts as a back when a person is not in a reclined position. The unusual shape of the cart can make it seem difficult to cover, but this is an illusion; often a chaise longue can be covered without the excessive effort of a person practically with a sewing machine. Allow the fabric to hang 2 inches below the top of the feet. Place the fabric along the front of the backrest, making two inches below the top of the seat. Pin the two pieces of fabric, leaving a half-inch seam allowance.

Instructions

Place the muslin along the back of the cart. Allow the fabric to hang 2 inches below the top of the feet. Place the fabric along the front of the backrest, making two inches below the top of the seat. Pin the two pieces of fabric, leaving a half-inch seam allowance. Pinch the corner seams where the two backrests meet (front and back) with a half-inch seam allowance. Place the muslin over the Chaise Recliner for the cart so cloth drapes over the front edge to 2 inches above the top of the feet. Fabric should drape over the back and the side edge in the same amount. Fabric should be trimmed to extend 2 inches up the backrests and fasten with the other pieces, allowing the 1/2 inch seams.

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Cut the fabric with scissors where it sweeps around shortened back so you can attach the fabric to the first muslin piece with a half inch seam allowance. Fold and pinch the Chaise Recliner corner and trim along the bottom so the fabrics are an even 2 inches above the top of each leg. Sew the seams together. Load your rounded areas with 3/8 inch cuts in the seam margins and cut the corners to remove excess fabric. Turn the cover correctly and mount it on the cart. Tuck the fabric on the seat against the back joints as much as possible. Tighten fit with additional lock and sewing if you find it too big in some places. Open the seams on muslin furniture coverings. Iron pieces.

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