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Dining chair seat covers


By Julie Dougherty

September 4, 2017

Project Description

I bought eight dining chairs with plain calico seat pad covers and dyed them four different shades to match the colour scheme of my dining room.


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About half a day

Rit Products Used


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  •   dishwashing liquid

  •   fabric scrap

  •   measuring cup

  •   measuring spoons

  •   old towel

  •   rubber gloves

  •   salt

Step By Step

  1. I dyed some similar fabric to test the shade I was trying to achieve, noting how much of each colour I used.

  2. I dyed my seat covers in pairs in a large sink using a kettle for hot water.

  3. I fixed the colour with Rit fixative which made a big difference to the final shade.

  4. I sprayed the finished seats with Scotchguard.




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