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I want toecover my ikea dining chairs. What do I need to look go in a fabric?

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Whenisitmysleepytime Fri 17-Jun-11 13:13:19

I have ikea dinig chairs with cream cusions/ padded seat bit. They are looking a bit shabby after the dc effect. I could wash them but I'd rather have a change and patterned fabric.

What do I look for in a fabric?

TIA smile

Whenisitmysleepytime Fri 17-Jun-11 13:14:45

I want to re-cover my chairs.

What do I look for in a fabric?

Bloody iPhone + sleeping dd on me = crap spelling!

lucykate Fri 17-Jun-11 13:16:30

something hard wearing. upholstery cotton. avoid chenille, velvet or cord as they don't wear well. buy the fabric and pre-wash it before doing any sewing to allow for any shrinkage.

Whenisitmysleepytime Fri 17-Jun-11 14:50:59

Cheers! Where can I buy upholstery cotton?

lucykate Fri 17-Jun-11 15:07:57

try dunelm. fabric of that weight will be expensive to post if you buy online.

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