(Closed) My venue chairs are UGLY…show me your DIY FOLDING chair covers…PLEASE!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

ugh, what the heck, why won’t they let you bring in your own chairs?

But honestly, I say either rent chair covers or embrace the burgundy (like I did!)  DIYing a whole bunch of chair covers will be a ton of work, for very little reward. I think the wedding world makes too big a deal about chairs.  None of the guests will notice them…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Couldn’t you take measurements of the chairs they have, and make covers shaped to that? (i.e. cut out two identical pieces of fabric the same shape as the back of the chair (like…2-5 inches, depending on how thick the backs are), but a little bigger, sew them together, turn them inside-out, and stick ’em on? As for the seats…dunno what to do about those. I guess to cover them you’d have to use the more traditional chair-cover, and I don’t know a template for that.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am so glad that you posted this. I would also like to see if there are any other bees that have attempted this. My Venue has these UGLY green chairs that do not coordinate well with my wedding (my colors are silver, light blue and white) I have called all the rental places in my town and they honestly charge and arm and a leg for those chair covers! Honestly all we do is sit on them!! I have considered making my own. But as you can tell by my wedding date, i need the help FAST. Thank You.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

i made my own chair covers, but they only cover the back of the chair, and not the seat part. it really can be cost effective to make your own (~$2/chair, for the type of fabric i used), but it does take a long, long time if you’re doing it all by yourself.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

HEM TAPE! If you don’t sew, use hem tape. it’s the best! it’s iron on.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You can find chair covers for a good price on ebay. I bought mines for $2 each.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

How many chairs are you having and what’s your DIY budget for the chair covers? You might be able to rent chair covers.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Bridegirl, I just realized you’re from Monterey area too. So this might work, they’re in S.F. http://www.qualitychaircovers.com/Chair-Covers.aspx. And did you ask Hodges if they rent chair covers? Hard to make them for less than you can rent them.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Have you gone to JoAnns or Hancock’s fabrics yet?  A lot of times they have specific brand patterns (Butterick, Simplicity, Vouge etc) on sale for $0.99 instead of $15.  You may be able to find something workable in their home pattern selections.  

If you do find something, be sure to scope out your fabric, and then come back with a 40% mailer coupon.  It will take 40% off one cut of non-discounted fabric.  This is super key to save money if you are making a ton of them out of one fabric.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Check out http://www.chaircoverdirect.com/

You can rent banquet or folding chair covers in ivory, white, or black with a sash of your choice INCLUDED for only $1.70 each (minimum is only 10 covers), and they let you keep it for 2 weeks.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

check out efavormart.com, they have chair covers and sashes

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