High Chair Slip Cover

This is the 4th posting for my series on how to make your own custom party decorations
based on what I made for my daughters first birthday.

I’m hoping these posts will inspire you to make some one of a kind decorations for your next party!

Since I knew my daughter would be in her high chair for the cake eating/smashing part of her first birthday party I came up with the simple solutions for making a slip cover for the back of her highchair to add a nice background for all the pictures we were sure to take.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a simple slip cover for your high chair. (Sorry there aren’t more pictures. I’ll try to make another slip cover this weekend and update the tutorial)


Original High chair:

The Birthday Girl in her slip-covered high chair:

You’ll want to start by making a simple pattern for the size of the back of your high chair.

I used a pillow case to make the pattern since it was the exact width of our high chair and easy to slip on and maneuver.
It’s actually a very good idea to use a pillow case for the slip cover for this very reason.
Once you line up your fabric, simply pin around the edge of the chair back to get the curve, and along the sides if needed, to get a good pattern.  Dont worry too much about the fit, this doesn't need to be a tailored project.  You just want to to slide over the back of the chair and reach all the way down to where the tray attaches.
If you aren’t using the pillow case for the slip cover, lay your pattern on your fabric to cut out the shape of the high chair. Remember, you will need to add seam allownce and cut two pieces using this pattern.

Once the pieces are cut out, pin the right sides together and do a simple running stitch to sew it together.

Finally, hem the bottom edge.

And there you go! You have a unique custom high chair back cover for your next photo opportunity!


Unfortunately Meredith didn’t really enjoy her cupcake as much as we had hoped…


maybe next year! :)

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2 Response to High Chair Slip Cover

August 2, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Good idea! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Birthday - would love if you added the party button:)

December 9, 2016 at 10:43 PM

looks good.. Hire wooden chair
event chair
chiavari chair
led bar
vintage chair

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