What is a Parsons Chair?
Parsons Chairs were design to for dining rooms, either a set of four or set of 2 which were placed at the end of the dining table. Because of their size and comfort they became very popular for home offices, dressing tables, bedroom chairs and nooks and cranny’s. The parsons chair complements most furniture styles when slipcovered, whether it be French Country, Modern, Contemporary, or Traditional.
There is a large price range for parson chairs depending on the quality of chair you are purchasing. I have seen disposable parson chairs at discount furniture stores and well manufactured parson chairs for high-end furniture companies. Determining the amount of use the chair will receive will help with the pricing and quality of your purchase.
Why Slipcovers for Parsons Chairs?
Parsons chair slipcovers can quickly transform bland, ordinary dining room into a showplace. Choose a bright color slip cover to add drama, choose a floral slipcover to soften a room, use a spring print to add elegance or even denim for a more relaxed atmosphere. It’s all up to you.
The best part is that parsons chair slipcovers are not hard to make if you know how to sew. You can have several sets of slipcovers and change with the seasons and still not break the bank account. Think about Party Slipcovers for the holidays or even summer patio parties.
There are many methods to create a slipcover for a parsons chair.
- Outline Method
- Reverse Pin
- Muslin Pattern Making
- Double on Half
Angie Knowles created a Parsons Chair Pattern, the pattern includes how to make a muslin pattern first and how to fit the pattern to your chair. The Parsons Chair pattern can be purchased as a paper pattern or a PDF.
Home Fashions U offers classes in Phoenix AZ, Snohomish WA, St Petersburg FL and at the Slipcover Summit which is held every year in June. The Slipcover Summit is 4 days of slipcover classes, beginning to advanced classes and held in a different location each year. The Slipcover Summit will be held in Pittsburgh PA, June 2011.