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Dining Chair Covers: How to Cover Dining Chair Seats and Dining Room Chairs

Transforming your dining room can be as simple as adding covers to your dining chairs. Dining chair covers are an affordable and stylish way to protect your chairs and give your dining space a fresh new look. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of covering dining chair seats and dining room chairs, providing you with practical tips to achieve a professional finish. Whether you are in the UK or elsewhere, these tips will help you revamp your dining space.

Why Choose Dining Chair Covers?

Dining chair covers offer several advantages:

  • Protection: Chair covers protect your dining chairs from spills, stains, and wear and tear.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: They allow you to change the look of your dining room without buying new furniture.
  • Versatility: Chair covers can be easily removed and washed, making them ideal for households with children or pets.
  • Cost-Effective: Adding chair covers is much cheaper than replacing chairs.

Preparing Your Dining Chairs

Before starting, it's essential to prepare your dining chairs to ensure the best results:

  • Clean the Chairs: Wipe down your chairs to remove any dust or debris. This will help the covers fit more smoothly and prevent dirt from getting trapped under the fabric.
  • Check for Damage: Inspect your chairs for any damage or loose parts. Repair any issues before adding the covers to ensure they fit correctly and last longer.
  • Gather Materials: Make sure you have all necessary materials and tools ready, including your chosen fabric, measuring tape, scissors, and any fasteners or sewing equipment.

How to Cover Dining Chair Seats

Step 1: Measure the Chair

Start by measuring the dimensions of your chair seat. Measure the width and depth of the seat, adding 2-3 inches on each side to allow the fabric to wrap around to the underside of the seat.

Step 2: Cut the Fabric

Lay out your fabric and mark the measurements. Cut the fabric according to these dimensions, ensuring you have enough fabric to wrap around the seat and secure it underneath.

Step 3: Remove the Seat

Most dining chair seats can be removed by unscrewing them from the chair frame. Place the seat upside down on the fabric.

Step 4: Attach the Fabric

Begin stapling the fabric to the underside of the seat. Start on one side, then pull the fabric tight and staple the opposite side. Continue with the remaining sides, making sure the fabric is smooth and taut.

Step 5: Reattach the Seat

Once the fabric is securely attached, reattach the seat to the chair frame by screwing it back in place.

How to Cover Dining Room Chairs

Step 1: Measure the Chair

Measure the height, width, and depth of your dining room chairs. Note any special features such as armrests or curved backs that will affect the fit of the cover.

Step 2: Choose Your Fabric

Select a durable and easy-to-clean fabric. Stretch fabrics are great for a snug fit, while thicker fabrics like canvas offer a more structured look.

Step 3: Make a Pattern

Create a pattern based on the measurements of your chair. Cut the fabric according to the pattern, leaving extra fabric for seams.

Step 4: Sew the Chair Cover

Pin the fabric pieces together with the right sides facing each other. Sew along the edges, leaving an opening to fit the cover over the chair. If desired, sew elastic into the edges for a secure fit.

Step 5: Fit the Cover

Turn the cover right side out and fit it over the chair. Adjust the fabric as needed for a smooth, snug fit.

Additional Tips

For a more professional look, consider adding piping or trim to the edges of your chair covers. This can enhance the overall appearance and make your dining chairs look more custom-made.

If you prefer a ready-made solution, check out our collection of chair covers or dining chair covers on our website, which offer a variety of stylish and practical options.

Where to Buy Materials

You can purchase suitable fabrics and other materials at local fabric stores or online. Websites like SofaCoverUK offer a range of chair covers and accessories to help you achieve the perfect look for your dining chairs.


Adding covers to your dining chairs is a simple and rewarding project that can breathe new life into your dining room. Whether you choose to make your own covers or purchase ready-made options, dining chair covers are a versatile and stylish solution for updating your space. For more inspiration and products, visit our collection of chair covers and dining chair covers.

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