June 12, 2012 8:15 AM Subscribe
Can I use broadcloth to make covers for dining room chairs?
posted by Colonel_Chappy to home & garden (16 answers total)
I purchased some Ikea Henriksdal
chairs off of Craigslist and found someone on TaskRabbit who could make new covers for me in the fabric of my choice.
I really want a neon fabric and I found this on fabric.com: Timeless Treasures Super Solid Broadcloth
My initial research said broadcloth can be used for upholstery, but this fabric feels pretty light to me. It's about as thick as the fabric in a nice men's dress shirt. The chairs won't get a ton of wear, but I'm trying to keep costs low and don't want to pay to have covers made that will tear or fall apart immediately.
Is it a good idea to use this fabric to create chair covers? Would it be a better idea to add some interfacing or stabilizer? Thanks for any advice you have.