How To: Stencil a Slipcover
Customize a plain chair slipcover with a do-it-yourself monogram painted in a color that matches your room's scheme.
How to stencil a slipcover
Parsons chair slipcover
Computer and printer
Dressmaker's carbon paper
Fabric paint marker
1. Print a monogram from your computer in your desired font and size. Press slipcover and place on work surface with a piece of cardboard between the layers. Position dressmaker's carbon paper on the slipcover according to manufacturer's instructions. Place monogram on top of carbon paper and trace using a pencil; lift carbon paper from slipcover and discard.
2. Paint the monogram using the paint marker in desired color, outlining and filling in small sections at a time; let dry.
3. Add detailed touches, such as the dots shown here, to the monogram using the paint marker; let dry. If desired, heat-set the monogram using an iron according to paint marker manufacturer's instructions.
DIY Tip: We concealed the flaws of a garage sale chair with a purchased parsons chair slipcover. We embellished the slipcover by using a yard of yellow floral fabric to fashion a seat cushion, sewing a band of trim to the bottom, and adding a flower to the back where the ties meet.