How To Make Removable Dining Room Chair Seat Covers

How To Make Removable Dining Room Chair Seat Covers

When you want to change your room’s decor, it can be hard to know where to start. It’s an involved process for sure. But one of the easiest and most dramatic ways to set a new tone in your home is with a new chair seat cover. 

The best part is, these covers are so easy to make! All you need is a flat surface, fabric remnant, sewing machine, and some time. Here are some tips on how to make temporary chair seat covers that will last your whole mood swing!


To make a temporary chair seat cover, you’ll need the following:

  • a fabric remnant of the desired color and pattern (or more if you need to trim)
  • a sewing machine
  • scissors
  • pins

Fabric Remnant For

The fabric remnant is the most important part of making a temporary chair seat cover. You want to find something that will be large enough for the entire seat, and a little bit extra for sewing around the edges. This can be a pain, but it’s worth it in the end!

Sewing Machine For Make Removable Dining Room Chair Seat Covers

First, you will need to purchase a sewing machine. You can find inexpensive sewing machines at most big department stores like Target or Walmart. And don’t forget the fabric! It’s better to buy more than you need than not enough.


First, it’s time to measure your chair and make sure you have enough fabric. We recommend using a remnant at least 20 inches wide. You’ll need to allow for some width around the outer edges of the seat and some length on each side of the chair.

You’re going to want to cut two pieces of fabric so they will wrap around your chair. Make sure one piece is longer than the other.

 This will be used as a back flap for your cover. Once you have cut your fabric, place the larger piece on top of the smaller piece, with right sides together and pins in place if necessary. Sew together along three sides, leaving an edge open for turning it right-side-out later. Be sure to leave about an inch or so open at the top so you can still fit over your armrests when finished.

Once you have sewn three sides, turn your cover inside out and fold it down over your armrests like a blanket, then sew up that last opening on top so it looks nice and tidy from underneath.

Lastly, take a few minutes to iron out any wrinkles before attaching a ribbon or strap – this will help keep it secure in place! If you plan on using this cover often enough to justify spending a little more money, consider investing in some upholstery tacks for extra security!

Cut The Fabric to size

The first step is to determine how big the chair seat covers will be when they are in place. We recommend buying a fabric remnant that is at least three times as wide as the chair seat and long enough to reach down to the floor on all four sides of the chair.

Measure the seat And Make A Pattern For The Cover

The first step is to measure the seat and make a pattern for your cover. Cut out a rectangle of fabric that is big enough to fold over the seat, with a little extra on each side.

Stitch It Together

First, cut your fabric to the size of your chair’s seat. If you have a cushion on the chair, you’ll want to cut it to the depth of the cushion. You’ll then want to sew around the perimeter of the fabric (right sides together) with 1/4 inch seam allowance. Be sure to leave an opening for turning! After cutting out your fabric, turn it right-side out and press. Now you can trim up any excess fabric.


The key to a successful dining room chair seat cover is to have a pattern that fits the seat snugly. If you have a loose cover, it will not stay in place and will likely slip off when you least expect it.

Mark the edge of the fabric with a pen or pencil. Then, cut it to size. To sew it together, measure the seat and make a pattern for the cover. Stitch it together and try it on your chair to make sure it fi